STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli is being replaced for the week by Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro.
The 63-year-old is jetting off to The States and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star is set to keep his seat warm.
The Italian stallion is busy with work commitments on US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars.
He wrote on Instagram: “I’m going to miss you guys! Stay safe and I will see you in a week.
“I’m cr*p at staying off my phone and so I’m not even going to try.”
He reassured Strictly fans he will be “back firing on all cylinders” when he returns to the judges’ desk the following week.
Bruno promised on Sunday’s results show: “Alfonso has been briefed and he is going to be even more energetic than me!
“You are going to have so much trouble, I am telling you.
“I am coming straight back and I will be back firing on all cylinders.”
The larger than life character missed his first ever Strictly show in October 2017, followed by a week last October.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso took his seat for a week – and he went down a storm.
The 48-year-old won series 19 of the US version in 2014 of Dancing With The Stars and was a big hit with viewers.
Alfonso will join fellow judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood for the weekend’s ballroom bonanza.
A rep for the BBC told The Sun Online that the celebs would face “returning guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro” on this Saturday’s show, describing the panel as an “awesome foursome”.
Bruno will be busy judging alongside former Strictly head judge, Len Goodman who leads the panel over the pond.
He’s joined by his pal Bruno and US TV star and dancer Carrie Ann Inaba.
Celeb contestants on the show this year include Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek and Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband Lamar Odom.
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