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Bruno Tonioli to release debut album

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Bruno Tonioli to release debut album

Bruno Tonioli is set to release his debut album next month.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge may be best known for dishing out his feedback on the ballroom and latin series and showing off his snake hips at any opportunity, but his talents don't just lie within dance as he's compiled three-disc LP 'An Italian Romance' comprised of his favourite songs from Italy.

He said of the album: "Music has always been a huge part of my life, from my childhood growing up in Italy, to my time as a choreographer for huge stage shows, to now with my work as a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Dancing With The Stars'. 'An Italian Romance' is a journey through my favourite Italian music, inspired by the romance of Italian culture."

The collection will take the listener seamlessly from the best of the Italian songbook to the most heartfelt tracks from Italian cinema, and the many magical moments in Italian opera.

Bruno - who was born in Ferrara, Italy - has personally selected recordings from the finest musicians around the world, from the likes of Dean Martin, Doris Day and Ennio Morricone.

There will also be heartbreaking classics from greats such as Renée Fleming and 'Un bel di vedremo' and Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of 'Di quella pira' from 'Il trovatore'.

'An Italian Romance' will drop on November 25.