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Craig Revel Horwood backs Bruno Tonioli for Britain's Got Talent: 'Get that energy back on telly'

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood attend the press night performance of
Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood were Strictly Come Dancing co-stars. (Getty Images)

Craig Revel Horwood has said he'd love to see his former co-star Bruno Tonioli as a Britain's Got Talent judge - but says he's too secretive to have shared whether he really has got the job.

Tonioli, who judged Strictly Come Dancing alongside Revel Horwood until 2019, is the latest star rumoured to be taking over from David Walliams on the BGT panel.

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Walliams is said to not be returning to his role after 10 years with the ITV show over insulting comments he was overheard making about a contestant, and comedian Alan Carr has also been rumoured to be in the running for the panel.

Bruno Tonioli has been a beloved part of the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel since the show first began. (Getty)
Bruno Tonioli spent many years as a Strictly Come Dancing judge. (Getty)

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Revel Horwood said: "I would love to see Bruno back on our screens and I think it’s a great position to have so I wish him all the very best if he is in the running for it because I think he’d be wonderful to get that energy back on the telly."

But the TV star made it clear he did not know for sure who had landed the job.

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He said: "I would love to say he is [the new BGT judge] but I believe he’s up against Alan Carr as well so I think they’re juggling and they’re going to save it as a surprise, so I in fact don’t know.

"And Bruno is very secretive with me, darling, so he will never be honest with me or tell me the truth. So I really don’t know."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: David Walliams arrives at the Britain's Got Talent Auditions at London Palladium on January 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)
David Walliams is said to be leaving the show. (Getty Images)

Tonioli was unable to join Strictly as a judge during the Covid pandemic as he usually travels for work between the US and UK, and Anton Du Beke was confirmed last year as his permanent replacement on the dance show.

Britain's Got Talent has signed up a former BBC star for the ITV show before - long-serving judge Alesha Dixon moved to the contest from her judging role on Strictly, where she worked with Tonioli.