Bruno Tonioli to take month-long holiday
Bruno Tonioli is taking a month-long holiday to recuperate from 'Strictly Come Dancing.'
The show judge, who has featured on the panel for 13 years, is preparing to jet off for a four-week break following the wrap of series 13 of the popular BBC One show.
He explained: "It takes a lot out of you. It started in September so by now, I'm always, 'Oh my God' I can't believe I did it. I feel like I have run a marathon. But they're so good, you know - you need that energy, you need to give back to the dancers and the public. It's all good."
And it's not just the cameras the cheeky Italian is escaping as he's also enjoying the time away from his fellow judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood following three months sitting side-by-side every weekend.
Asked if he needs a break from the other judges, he said: "Of course you do. We all have other things to do too but we all get on very very well - there's nothing untoward going on there. We love and respect each other. We all have our different lives, we're not peas in a pod."
However, Bruno, 60, hopes all four of them will be signed up to return for the next series in September 2016 because he thoroughly enjoys working with them all.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I can't tell you any things that I don't know. I'm not under contract so you have to cross that bridge when you come to it."