Cheryl is bookies favourite to replace Bruno Tonioli on Strictly

Cheryl is bookies favourite to replace Bruno Tonioli if judge is ruled out of Strictly Come Dancing due to lucrative Dancing With The Stars gig in the U.S.

She has previously been a judge on X Factor and The Greatest Dancer.

And now, Cheryl, 36, is reportedly the bookies favourite to replace Bruno Tonioli, 64, if the judge is ruled out of Strictly Come Dancing due to his lucrative Dancing With The Stars gig in the U.S. 

Due to restrictions on flights between the UK and US, Bruno may be forced to choose between the two shows, and the former Girls Aloud star is odds-on favourite to fill his spot on the judging panel. 

Strictly Cheryl? Cheryl, 36, is reportedly the bookies favourite to replace Bruno Tonioli, 64, if the judge is ruled out of Strictly Come Dancing

Bruno frequently flies between the UK and America on a series of transatlantic flights in order appear on both Strictly and its US counterpart.  

However, restrictions on flights as well as entry to America, mean the popular choreographer may only be able to appear in one of the shows, unless international travel situation greatly improves.

Bookies Coral told The Sun: ‘With doubts over Bruno Tonioli’s availability this year, we have slashed the odds on Cheryl being a judge on Strictly in 2020.

‘Cheryl has been linked with being a contestant on Strictly for a while and they may just get their target this year, but in the judges’ chair, rather than the dance floor.’

Decisions!? Due to restrictions on flights between the UK and US, Bruno may be forced to choose between Strictly Come Dancing and his lucrative Dancing With The Stars gig in the U.S

International superstar: Bruno frequently flies between the UK and America on a series of transatlantic flights in order appear on both Strictly (pictured) and its US counterpart

A Strictly insider told the publication: ‘Because of flying restrictions, Bruno may miss the start of the series but everyone is hoping he will be able to get here.’ 

Another alternative, which is reportedly being banded about, is that Strictly may be reduced to three judges.

It is possible that just Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse will start the next series, with Bruno joining later in the run.

What if he can only do one? However, restrictions on flights as well as entry to America, mean the popular choreographer may only be able to appear in one of the shows

Replacement? ‘With doubts over Bruno Tonioli’s availability this year, we have slashed the odds on Cheryl being a judge on Strictly in 2020’ Bookies Coral told The Sun 

A BBC spokesperson said: ‘The entire Strictly family are working hard to ensure everyone can enjoy some much needed sparkle later this year.’

MailOnline has contacted Cheryl’s representatives for comment. 

Most recently, Cheryl appeared in The Greatest Dancer as a judge/dance captain, but at the end of April the show was axed from the BBC, following a decline in ratings.  

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