Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will miss the Strictly Come Dancing as he is unable to fly back to the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Italian choreographer has featured in the results show each Sunday via videolink during the current series of the dancing competition and had hoped to return to the UK for the final.

Toniolo is currently based in the US where he was a judge on Dancing With The Stars. 

However, travelling across the Atlantic is now considered too risky for the 65-year-old, the BBC One show confirmed.

Previously, Tonioli has commuted between the shows every week, but for this series of Strictly Come Dancing, he has watched it on television rather than in the studio.

He has been a permanent fixture on the UK programme's judging panel since 2004.

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