Bruno Tonioli has landed a “top secret” film role (Ray Burmiston/BBC)
But now he has made the leap to a role in a film.
“Next year I have a part in a film. It’s my first one. It’s very exciting, I’ve already filmed it but I can’t say any more about it. It’s top secret,” Bruno told The Mirror.
“I was an actor before I was a TV presenter and I really loved doing it. But because of my accent, my options were restricted when I got to the UK.”
Bruno gets very excited judging Strictly Come Dancing (Guy Levy/BBC)
The 60-year-old TV personality also revealed grander acting ambitions.
He explained: “My dream role is to be in Star Wars, I don’t care what I’d be, I’d be Chewbacca’s handbag, darling. If the right offer comes I will pursue it.”
He also appeared as a dancer in Elton John’s music video for “I’m Still Standing” in 1983, strutting his stuff in a black leotard and police hat.
But since becoming a judge on Strictly in 2004 and also joining the US version, Dancing With The Stars, he’s had little time to pursue a movie career.
He said: “I get very tired, I’m very busy. The jet lag between America and England is intense… I just focus on the shows.
“It is really tough, but I make sure I have my ginger, turmeric and beetroot smoothie every day. It keeps me going. I go to the gym as much as I can.”