Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli have landed their own motoring show on ITV.
Both Craig, 56, and Bruno, 65, are passionate about vehicles, and their new programme will ‘combine their love of both cars and travel as they motor the length and breadth of the nation,’ according to The Mirror.
Speaking about the exciting new venture – which has a working title of Craig and Bruno’s Great British Adventure – Bruno said: ‘I always had nice cars. I love driving around Regent’s Park with the hood down.’
Exciting: Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood, 56, and Bruno Tonioli, 65, have landed their own motoring show on ITV
He added: ‘I suppose that is, kind of, my extravagance.’
Craig, however, only passed his driving test in 2011, but told the outlet of his ‘passion’ for classic cars, namely his Triumph Stag, which the star spent an impressive £35,000 restoring.
He explained: ‘People stare when they see it coming down the road and there is nothing better on a beautiful day than driving along with the top down.
‘I love the roar of the exhaust as I drive through a tunnel or listening to the powerful sound reverberate off buildings. It’s absolutely wonderful.’
Flashy: Speaking about the exciting new venture Bruno reportedly said: ‘I always had nice cars. I love driving around Regent’s Park with the hood down’
The news of Bruno and Craig’s new show comes after it was reported that Strictly bosses are planning to resume their usual run of 13 weeks for its upcoming series.
It was also reported that the much-anticipated Blackpool special will be back this year, after travel restrictions meant a trip to the seaside town last year was impossible.
A source confirmed to The Sun: ‘They’re going to put on a full series this year. That means 13 episodes will and all of the themed weeks. The pinnacle will be the trip to Blackpool and that’s always been the way on Strictly.
‘As things stand, the whole show will head to the North West in November. Everyone is really excited.’
The BBC declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Strictly’s eighteenth series faced major setbacks and was forced to go ahead with strict social distancing protocols in place.
This meant the annual Blackpool trip was scrapped, and the competition only ran for nine episodes.
However, the BBC succeeded in keeping the show on air despite a handful of COVID-19 outbreaks, with the likes of Katya and her celebrity partner, world champion boxer Nicola Adams, 38, testing positive for the virus and leaving the show early.
New driver: Craig, however, only passed his driving test in 2011, but told of his ‘passion’ for classic cars, namely his Triumph Stag (pictured in 2017)
Popstar HRVY, 22, also tested positive before the show aired, however was able to recover in time to take part.
Bruno is reported to have ruled out a return to the 2021 judging panel after he missed last year’s show due to his commitments on the judging panel for the US version Dancing With The Stars.
Bruno is said to have told friends he ‘can’t commit’ to the upcoming series.
Exciting: It’s been reported that Strictly bosses are planning to resume their usual run of 13 weeks for its upcoming 2021 series
He appeared on last year’s Strictly via video link after being unable to return to the UK during the Covid crisis, and has previously travelled across the Atlantic to simultaneously film both shows.
A source told The Sun: ‘Bruno can’t commit to both shows right now and is staying put in LA — it’s a better lifestyle there, with great weather, which is good for his health.
‘He earns close to £1 million a series in America, so he has to prioritise that.
‘Of course, he’s still very much part of the Strictly family and is keen to appear on a video link several times through the series.’
Not coming back: Bruno is said to have told friends he ‘can’t commit’ to the upcoming series. A source said: ‘In LA it’s a better lifestyle, with great weather, which is good for his health.’