Bruno Tonioli has sashayed his way into the hearts of the nation as the most flamboyant and excitable judge on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel and now he has impressed film bosses enough to land a role in a Hollywood movie. The 60-year-old BBC One show favourite has finally realised his dream after taking on a number of small parts in other films.

Bruno TonioliThe Strictly star will take to our screens in a new capacity in the New Year

Refusing to be drawn in on what his new role entails, the Strictly Come Dancing stalwart said it was top secret.

Speaking to The Mirror, Tonioli said: "Next year I have a part in a film. It’s my first one.

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"It’s very exciting, I’ve already filmed it but I can’t say any more than that. It’s top secret."

He continued: "I was an actor before I was a TV presenter and I really loved doing it. But because of my accent, my options were restricted when I got to the UK."

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His ultimate role would be in Star Wars as he revealed he adores the franchise.

He said: "My dream role is to be in Star Wars, I don’t care what I’d be, I’d be Chewbacca’s handbag darling. "If the right offer comes I will pursue it."