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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Bruno Tonioli wants David Beckham on the show

Bruno Tonioli (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has said he wants to see footie star David Beckham on the latest series.

Strictly 2013 concluded earlier this month with Abbey Clancy being crowned the champion in the show’s first ever all female final.

And now thoughts are already turning to the new series in the autumn.

Quizzed about his ideal celebs for the next series, Bruno revealed: “For years I’ve asked for David Beckham. he would be so good, old Goldenballs!

“I’ve even suggested that the BBC send him some special golden dancing shoes to tempt him.”

Bruno added: “He looks good in a suit, so he’d be great.. or Kate Moss!”

Meanwhile, the spicy Italian panelist explained he doesn’t envy the position of the stars who take to the dancefloor, saying he wouldn’t like to compete in the show himself.

The 58-year-old said: “I would never do it, I know what hard work it is!

“Next September will be my 40th year in the industry. I think I’ve done my bit.”

Last year Strictly came out on top of The X Factor in the weekend ratings, and Bruno reckons it shows just which series the UK prefers.

“It’s fantastic to beat The X Factor, it means you’ve got the backing of the nation. It’s like Man Utd and Chelsea – it’s healthy competition,” he said.

Strictly returns to BBC One in the autumn.

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