Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli is keen for Pippa Middleton to join the hit show

Bruno Tonioli's Strictly Come Dancing's most excitable judge, known for his enthusiastic attitude and wild hand flaying.

This year's contestants for Strictly have now been announced - and Bruno, 55, is disappointed Kate Middleton's little sister hasn't signed up - yet.

'Pippa Middleton would be fantastic,' he tells us.

'I'm pitching for Pippa!'

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