Bruno Tonioli says word ‘fat’ is banned on Strictly in fear of snowflakes

Strictly Come Dancing favourite judge Bruno Tonioli has admitted the word 'fat' is banned from the BBC show in a bid to avoid offending 'snowflakes'.

During last night's results show, Bruno, 64, gave comedian Chris Ramsey a slight chance of hope he could win the dance-off against Karim Zeroual by telling him: "It's not over until the fat lady sings."

But the judge, who feared he'd upset people, recalled what he'd said and asked for a re-shoot, saying: "Oh, I can't say that anymore. You can't say "fat" on TV."

According to a source who told The Sun , Bruno is reportedly "conscious of offending people".

They said: "Bruno is just conscious about offending people. It's the last thing he'd want to do so it's better just to be safe.

"The BBC are incredibly sensitive right now. Obviously its filtering down to its stars."

The audience reportedly didn't seem to have any issue with the comment and accepted it's "the new world we're living in".

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However, away from the screens it seems the same rule doesn't apply.

Controversial judge Craig Revel Horwood , 54, took aim at ex contestant 61-year-old Debbie McGee at the first night of his Snow White pantomime in Manchester on Friday.

He mocked Debbie's "saggy skin", saying: "Make me into an old crone with a back and sagging skin like Debbie McGee but not as far gone."

The huge star also made a joke about ex judges Darcey Bussell, 50, and Alesha Dixon , 41, claiming he eclipsed them on the show.

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