Bruno is said to be distracted by 29 year old model Matt Law [Bruno Tonioli / Instagram]
Bruno Tonioli shocked Strictly Come Dancing viewers last Saturday, by not appearing on the judging panel for the first time in 13 years.
Confirming that prior work commitments would cause the popular judge to leave the show for one weekend, a spokesperson for Strictly revealed: “As was always the plan, Bruno Tonioli is not on the judging panel this weekend due to a very busy work schedule.”
But now it appears that Bruno’s work commitments in LA aren’t the only reason he’s distracted from the BBC dancing show: The judge is said to have grown very close to a 29 year old swimwear model.
Matt Law regularly strips off to showcase his incredibly ripped body [Matt Law / Instagram]
Matt Law is a devilishly handsome model with 78.4k followers on Instagram, who regularly posts seriously sizzling pics of himself, usually topless, showcasing his rock hard abs.
Bruno and Matt were spotted having dinner together at Cecconi’s restaurant in LA after the Italian BBC favourite missed appearing on Strictly at the weekend.
A source close to Bruno reportedly said: “Bruno has really been getting on well with Matt, they enjoy each other’s company.”
Bruno has posted photos of himself with Matt and even introduced him to friends including Lizzie Cundy [Bruno Tonioli / Instagram]
“They have spent the last few days together in the States and he has been introduced to a few of his friends”, the source reportedly told The Sun.
According to the insider, the 29 year old is proving to be a growing distraction for the 61 year old dancing judge.
“Bruno is growing increasingly fond of Matt and it isn’t hard to see why. He’s noticed everywhere they go.
Matt Law is not shy of stripping down so we can see why he could be a distraction [Matt Law / Instagram]
“They were very touchy-feely over dinner and laughing so loudly that everyone took notice”, the source reportedly told the newspaper.
Matt has regularly appeared on Bruno’s Instagram since August, with the star’s 88.9k followers seeming not to notice the model’s significance until now.
The gorgeous hunk is represented by agencies in London, Miami, New York and Barcelona.
OK! Online have contacted a representative for Bruno for comment.