Bruno Tonioli has gotten out of his judges’ seat several times this season on “Dancing with the Stars” following William Levy’s performances, but the Italian scorer said he’s definitely not biased.
“I don’t have a favorite. I respond to what happens in front of me. And, you know, you can’t deny it. He’s hot. Hot is hot. And he’s good. He’s actually good,” Bruno said on Friday’s Access Hollywood Live.
Known for his fun-spirited, and sometimes saucy comments (and hip rolls while delivering them), Bruno admitted he was unaware of William before the competition, but the Latino hunk has continued to impress on the dance floor, churning out excellent performances with professional partner Cheryl Burke, week after week.
“I had no idea who he was to be honest… It’s not just because he’s good looking. He produces electrifying performances, but you can be good looking and boring as hell. He’s not. He actually performs wonderful dances,” Bruno continued. “Hotness helps, but the hotness alone? You can have the hottest person in the world, the most beautiful person in the world and they don’t have personality, they don’t have depth to it. It’s boring. It’s like watching, you know, a mannequin.”
Both Bruno and fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba have showed their 10 cards for competitors this season, but Len Goodman’s 10-scoring paddle is still collecting dust.
“We are three different people, we react three different ways. I don’t know what he’s gonna do and it’s up to him,” Bruno said, when asked what it will take for Len to turn around that paddle. “I can’t really talk for him.”