BRUNO Tonioli burst onto the scene when he joined the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel for the show’s very first series back in 2004.

Fast forward, and the charismatic TV star is a BIG star in the US, thanks to his job on Dancing With The Stars, and is now a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

Bruno Tonioli is a popular TV star known for Strictly and DWTS
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Who is Bruno Tonioli?

Bruno Tonioli is a respected dancer and choreographer, who has worked with some of the biggest name in the entertainment industry, including Michael Jackson, Elton John and Freddie Mercury.

In his early career in the 80s worked as a choreographer for music videos, stage shows and tours for Tina Turner, Sting, the Rolling Stones, Sinitta, Boy George, Dead or Alive and Duran Duran, among others.

Bruno also produced many of Bananarama’s music videos, including Venus and Movin’ On.

Then, he shot to national stardom when he became a judge on Strictly Come Dancing from the show’s first episode in 2004, but shocked fans when he quit in 2022 after 18 years on the series.


Bruno has achieved international success when he joined the judging panel of Dancing With The Stars (the US version of Strictly) in 2005, and continues to be on the show.

In 2023 it Bruno replaced David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent.

What shows has Bruno Tonioli starred in?

Bruno’s other television credits include the Blake’s 7 episode Rescue, Miss Marple’s The Body in the Library, Blonde Bombshell, Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Bare Necessities.

His film credits include Ella Enchanted, The Gathering Storm, Little Voice, Dancin’ thru the Dark, Enigma, The Parole Officer, and What a Girl Wants.


Bruno’s theatre credits include La Vie Parisienne, Godspell, and Steve Coogan’s show The Man Who Thinks He’s It..

What is Bruno Tonioli’s net worth?

Bruno is a VERY wealthy man and has a net worth of around £8M.

This has been mainly earned through his TV work.

During his time on Strictly, his salary was around the £250K mark per series.,

Meanwhile, on Dancing With The Stars he reportedly earns a whopping £30K per episode.

Over on BGT Bruno’s salary has been revealed as £800k per series.

Where is Bruno Tonioli from?

Bruno was born November 25, 1955, in northeast Italy.

At the age of 18, he left Rome to perform with Parisian dance company La Grande Eugene, before moving to London two years later.

When he was starting out he danced on a number of major shows and music videos, including Elton John’s I’m Still Standing.

Bruno later moved into choreography after his work was featured on Not The Nine O’Clock News.

Is Bruno Tonioli married?

Bruno isn’t married but is in a long-term relationship with partner Jason Schanne, who he has been dating since 2010.

In 2012, two years after the pair met, the couple had a committed ceremony.

Their relationship is extremely private and kept out of the spotlight.

Does Bruno Tonioli have any children?

As of January 2023, Bruno doesn’t have any children.

The star splits his time between his London home and America.

In the US, Bruno has a stunning £2.5M home in West Hollywood.

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