Popular Britain’s Got Talent judge 'facing chop in scheduling shake-up'

Bruno Tonioli could reportedly soon be replaced on Britain’s Got Talent, with comedian Alan Carr in the running to take his place. The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 68, had only joined as a BGT judge at the start of 2023, taking over from former judge David Walliams, and starring alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon.

However, it's been reported that Bruno’s time on the show might already be coming to an end due to his busy schedule across the globe. An insider told The Sun: "Once it became clear auditions were starting in October, as opposed to January as per the previous 17 series, it became clear Bruno may not be able to take part."

They added: "He's committed to the US, but the new format for BGT is non-negotiable because the show will effectively be replacing Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Bruno has been a real hit with his fellow judges and viewers so it would be incredibly sad to see him go.”

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Bruno Tonioli only joined Britain's Got Talent at the start of last year but his time on the talent show could already be up -Credit:PA
Alan Carr attends the Attitude Awards 2023 at The Roundhouse on October 11, 2023 in London, England.
Alan Carr is said to be in the running to take his place -Credit:Getty Images

With Britain's Got Talent undergoing a whopping £100million makeover, which includes a shift in filming dates, Bruno's calendar could end up clashing. The star, also a judge on America's Dancing with the Stars, is finding it tricky to juggle commitments.

The source says, "conversations have only just begun", and dropped a hint about Alan Carr's possible involvement – though talk of this is thought to be premature.

BGT judges smiling with arms around each other
Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent -Credit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Alan's no stranger to working with BGT's own Amanda Holden, having teamed up for BBC travel shows before.

Britain's Got Talent is set for a huge scheduling shake-up, moving to a later broadcast slot in the year and replacing the one currently held by Saturday Night Takeaway.

OK! has contacted ITV and representatives for Bruno Tonioli and Alan Carr for comment.