Amanda Holden has admitted her new Britain’s Got Talent co-star Bruno Tonioli has already ‘broken every rule’, just weeks into joining the judging panel.
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge was finally confirmed to have joined Simon Cowell, Amanda and Alesha Dixon, during the first live auditions held in London.
He stepped in to replace David Walliams, who left the talent show after 10 years, after it was revealed he made ‘disrespectful comments’ about contestants during breaks in filming the show.
When he was on Strictly, Bruno, 67, became known over the years for his rambunctious nature, frequently getting up from his seat to demonstrate dance moves, leaving viewers at home and the audience in the BBC studio in hysterics.
And it seems nothing has really changed now that he’s moved over to Britain’s Got Talent.
He’s a wonderful ball of energy and in a good way he’s already broken every rule,’ Amanda said.
She continued to The Sun: ‘So much so that Simon will probably have to throw out any rulebook this year.’
The 51-year-old added that this series is going to be ‘brilliant’, jokingly offering advice to future auditionees: ‘If you’re playing a musical instrument through an unusual body part, please make sure you go to the toilet first.’
Amanda’s comments come after it was reported that Bruno was ‘told off’ after his first day of auditions, with Alesha having to tell him to sit back down during the show, pushing him back onto his seat.
According to The Sun, Amanda and Alesha, criticised Bruno for being too harsh on auditionees, before then hitting his golden buzzer before an act had finished their performance.
Simon is said to have pressed his own golden buzzer after being urged to do so by Bruno, who incessantly hit his own to try and encourage them to do so.
He also pressed his buzzer, sending an act through to the live semi-finals later this year, after Bruno put pressure on his fellow judges by repeatedly hitting his.
‘I’ve had so much fun, I’ve already been told off. I’m loving it!’ Bruno’s said to have declared.
Britain’s Got Talent returns later this year.