Bruno Tonioli has been confirmed to replace David Walliams as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
Auditions for the 2023 series began filming today with the new line up.
Bruno joined Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden in London where he was introduced by hosts Ant & Dec.
In a video posted on social media, Bruno told the audience: “I am thrilled to be here, what an honour it is to work with [Simon] finally. He’s teased me with this for years and I’m thrilled to be here, I’m emotional and very nervous.”
It was reported last year that David was set to step down from the talent show after a decade.
Alongside former Strictly judge Bruno, Alan Carr had been rumoured to take over.
Bruno last appeared as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in 2019.
In 2020 he made appearances via video link due to the pandemic before stepping down in 2021, replaced by Anton Du Beke.
It was first reported in November that David would be leaving the show ahead of its latest run.
Alongside rumours of Alan Carr taking over from David, it was recently claimed that Graham Norton had turned down the show.
Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV1 in the spring, hosted by Ant & Dec.
Filming for the series will begin in London at the Palladium next week before moving to Manchester at the Lowry in February.
As ever, acts will be hoping to win three or more yeses from the panel to get through to the second round where they could make the live shows.
Contestants compete to win a place on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance and a £250,000 prize