Bruno Tonioli

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  • Born: November 25, 1955
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Television Personality, Choreographer, Dancer

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Bruno Tonioli is an Italian choreographer, dancer, and TV personality. He appears as a judge on the British television dance competition Strictly Come Dancing and its American adaptation Dancing with the Stars on ABC TV in the US. Tonioli co-created and appeared on the BBC talent show DanceX, and its American adaptation, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann. He earns £200,000 to £249,000 as a BBC contributor.

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Before a long-haul flight, buy yourself a cheap, big, comfortable pillow. It makes a huge difference.
Dad was a bus driver, and when he finished work he would repair cars. Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I always sleep on my own. I can't sleep with somebody else. Always separate bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. I'm very individual and I want my own space.
I am a simple man.
I am down-to-earth and not one of those starry, up-their-own-butt celebrities.
I eat well, but I don't believe in diets.
I like to read about subjects unrelated to my work, especially history. History ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I look after myself. I train and go to the gym.
I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I love reading. I'm very much into history, novels, biographies and I have a wide range of thrillers. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;History
I love to cook. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I started dancing before I could talk. Other babies learn to stand and then walk - I just danced.
I think a lot of people have a vision of L.A. in which TV executives and movie directors plan their latest productions by the swimming pool.
If I had a place with a studio where I could paint I'd be happy.
I'm a sucker for turquoise sea, white beaches and palm trees. I've been to the tropics every year since I could afford it. It's the perfect place to unwind. I can chill out, read, do a bit of yoga.
I'm with people all the time so I often go away on my own. Time
In America they like my spicy TV alter ego, probably because there were a lot of Italians and Hispanics in the country, but the real L.A. life is a hard-working one. Life
In reality, nobody gets successful in America by being lazy.
It's horrible how money and fame can make you acceptable while, if you're not famous or rich, you're not acceptable. Fame ;Money, Coins & Minting
I've been in love with the cinema since childhood and it's a fantasy of mine to appear in a Hollywood movie. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Mum had a job fitting upholstery into cars, but, in the evenings, she worked as a seamstress.
My parents wanted me to work in a bank or as an accountant. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Once I moved to London I thought it was unbeatable. I work a lot in L.A. and love it, but would never give up London. It's a true world city, with an energy that's unique. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When I visit a country, I like to experience local food. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
When I was 10, I knew there was something different about me. Everyone was football-mad, but I just wanted to watch musicals and see art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
When it came to the stylish and graceful art of ballroom dancing, my dad was a king of the clubs, a prowling tiger and a wonderfully natural mover. Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
When people feel threatened by you, they find something that is belittling.
When people speak their own language you get a much better sense of who they are.

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