Strictly Come Dancing Judge Bruno Falls Off His Chair
Strictly Come Dancing viewers were left in fits of laughter as judge Bruno fell off his chair on live TV while giving feedback for Dr Ranj’s Aladdin-themed quickstep dance. Bruno usually stays seated while giving feedback; on this particular occasion however he got too enthusiastic and fell onto the floor as Craig Revel Horwood tried to assess Dr Ranj’s quickstep dance.
He has served on Strictly since its first series and completed 18 series as one of its original judges panel members, creating several infamous moments on BBC show including passionately kissing rugby ace Gavin Henson and giving Welsh contestant Jay McGuiness an enthusiastic applause after performing paso doble routine. Furthermore, he’s had romantic interest for several performers such as McFly’s Harry Judd in 2011 and rugby great Gavin Henson the year prior.
Bruno has fallen from his chair while broadcasting several times before; last year during Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice’s waltz, then again during an army veteran Noah Galloway show in 2020.
While best known for his sharp criticism and flawless poker face, he can sometimes lose his balance during competitions. All judges may experience balance issues at some point during a competition but this flamboyant judge seems particularly vulnerable.
Strictly judges always have to work under tight quarters, but this year they seem particularly unbalanced by their chairs. Not just judges themselves are struggling, but fans too!
Fans of Strictly took to Twitter in excitement during this episode to comment on Bruno’s responses to some dances he judged – in particular his falling off of his chair! As one user tweeted:
Even amid all of the confusion on Strictly Come Dancing, it has been announced that this autumn’s judging line-up will remain unchanged, with Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke all returning alongside head judge Shirley Ballas. Unfortunately this means Bruno Tonioli won’t be joining them after 18 years on Strictly but will still provide verdicts via video link – something the arena crowds will undoubtedly miss.