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Bruno Tonioli

Choreographer and Resident Judge on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

Bruno is most recognised for his role as judge on BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing, with his effervescent personality securing him as a household favourite.

Bruno has become an authority on the world of dance, and judges alongside Len Goodman on the US hit series Dancing with the Stars – the successful US version of Strictly Come Dancing which premiered this season with 24 million viewers.

He has also appeared in guest-judge roles on Australia’s Dancing With the Stars.

He has made many guest appearances on entertainment news shows in both the UK and USA including Tonight with Jonathan Ross, The Jay Leno Show, Larry King Live and Oprah to name but a few.

Bruno started his professional career as a dancer and came to London as a leading member of the Paris based company ‘La Grande Eugene’; he then joined the ‘Lyndsay Kemp Company’.

Bruno worked very successfully as a freelance dancer before starting his career as choreographer working with Pamela Stephenson and the Not The Nine o’clock News. He then went on to work extensively in the music business, choreographing videos stage shows and tours for many artists including the likes of Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones and Elton John; and has also choreographed an endless number of feature films and commercials.

Bruno landed the exciting role of judge on Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 which propelled him into the spotlight. He has also gone on to co-create the BBC show Dance X in the UK and Dance Wars in the US.

2012 was a busy year for Bruno as a passionate cook he launched his own range of Italian inspired cookware on QVC and retold his amazing life story for his autobiography, My Story, which was published by Headline in September 2012.

Bruno is fluent in English, Spanish, French and of course Italian.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2005-17
Production (role):
Dancing with the Stars (Judge)
Company:
ABC TV
Date: 2005-17
Production (role):
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (Panellist)
Company:
In House for BBC1
Date: 2004-17
Production (role):
Strictly Come Dancing (Judge)
Company:
In house for BBC1
Date: 2016
Production (role):
West Side Story: The Making of A Classic (Presenter)
Company:
Reef Television for BBC2
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Reality Bites (Guest)
Company:
Hungry Bear TV for ITV
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Ab Fab: The Movie (Cameo Role)
Company:
Fox
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Michael Mcintyre's Big Show
Company:
BBC1 (Guest)
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Through The Keyhole (Guest)
Company:
Talkback
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Who Dares Wins
Company:
ITV
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Edinburgh Festival Documentary
Company:
BBC4
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Celebrity Squares (Guest)
Company:
ITV
Date: 2014
Production (role):
The Nolan Show (Guest)
Company:
BBC Northern Ireland
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Would I Lie to You (Guest)
Company:
Endemol for BBC1
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Backchat (Guest)
Company:
BBC3
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Room 101 (Guest)
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Sarah Millican Show (Guest)
Company:
BBC2
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Celebrity Juice (Guest)
Company:
Talkback Thames for ITV2
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (Guest)
Company:
ITVP for ITV
Date: 2012
Production (role):
8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special (Panellist)
Company:
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Tonight's the Night (Judge)
Company:
In house for BBC1
Date: 2010
Production (role):
The Magicians (Contributor)
Company:
Shine for BBC1
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Roast (Contributor)
Company:
Monkey for Channel 4
Date: 2009
Production (role):
The National Lottery: Big 7 (Contributor)
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Happy Birthday Brucie (Contributor)
Company:
BBC in house for BBC1
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Dance Wars: Bruno Vs Carrie Ann
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Dance X
Company:
BBC
BOOKS
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Bruno Tonioli - My Story
Company:
Headline

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2005-17
    Production (role): Dancing with the Stars (Judge)
    Company: ABC TV
  • Date: 2005-17
    Production (role): Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (Panellist)
    Company: In House for BBC1
  • Date: 2004-17
    Production (role): Strictly Come Dancing (Judge)
    Company: In house for BBC1
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): West Side Story: The Making of A Classic (Presenter)
    Company: Reef Television for BBC2
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Reality Bites (Guest)
    Company: Hungry Bear TV for ITV
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Ab Fab: The Movie (Cameo Role)
    Company: Fox
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Michael Mcintyre's Big Show
    Company: BBC1 (Guest)
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Through The Keyhole (Guest)
    Company: Talkback
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Who Dares Wins
    Company: ITV
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Edinburgh Festival Documentary
    Company: BBC4
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Celebrity Squares (Guest)
    Company: ITV
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): The Nolan Show (Guest)
    Company: BBC Northern Ireland
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Would I Lie to You (Guest)
    Company: Endemol for BBC1
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Backchat (Guest)
    Company: BBC3
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Room 101 (Guest)
    Company: BBC1
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Sarah Millican Show (Guest)
    Company: BBC2
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Celebrity Juice (Guest)
    Company: Talkback Thames for ITV2
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Piers Morgan's Life Stories (Guest)
    Company: ITVP for ITV
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): 8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special (Panellist)
    Company: Zeppotron for Channel 4
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Tonight's the Night (Judge)
    Company: In house for BBC1
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): The Magicians (Contributor)
    Company: Shine for BBC1
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Roast (Contributor)
    Company: Monkey for Channel 4
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): The National Lottery: Big 7 (Contributor)
    Company:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Happy Birthday Brucie (Contributor)
    Company: BBC in house for BBC1
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Dance Wars: Bruno Vs Carrie Ann
    Company:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Dance X
    Company: BBC
  • Date
    Publication (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Bruno Tonioli - My Story
    Company: Headline
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