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See the 'Beetlejuice' Costume DWTS' Bruno Tonioli Wore for the Show's 'Villains Night'

Pedro Marrero
Oct 29, 2020
12:30 A.M.
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The “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity judge had one of the fan-favorite costumes of DWTS Season 29’s “Villains Night,” as he proudly shared on social media.


64-year-old Italian choreographer and TV personality Bruno Tonioli, best known as one of the judges on the dancing competition series “Dancing with the Stars” recently wore one of the most exciting costumes on a special episode of the show.

For “DWTS” Season 29’s “Villain night,” on which the judges, contestants, and the show’s new host Tyra Banks, got dressed as the most famous villains in the history of cinema, Tonioli wore a flawless “Beetlejuice” costume.

Bruno Tonioni photographed on the set of "Dancing with the Stars" during the series 2019 season in October 2019. I Image: Getty Images.


On October 27, 2020, Tonioli took to his Instagram account to give the fans of the series a glimpse of his Tim Burton-inspired costume, sharing a picture of himself wearing the iconic back and white striped suit and green hair of the character.

“Spooky,” Tonioli simply captioned the snapshot which shows him posing for photographers in front of a press wall with the logos of both “Dancing with the Stars” and the ABC network, as well as the hashtag “#DWTS”


Fans of Tonioli seemed to be pleased with the choreographer’s choice of a costume and with the great job his dressing and makeup teams did to make him look the part, with several of them leaving heart and applause emojis in the comments section of the post.


While Tonioli didn’t have much to say about his Halloween look, leaving the image to speak for itself, he was much more eloquent recently when he had to comment on an awkward situation that took place earlier in the season.


In the first week of October, for the Top 13 Night of Season 29, there was a technical mistake that caused a confusing moment on the episode’s live transmission, which erroneously showed Monica Aldama and Val Chmerkovskiy as safe from elimination.

It was Banks who first noticed the misunderstanding and asked Adama and Chmerkovskiy to return to the stage to determine whether it was going to be them or Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe who were going to be eliminated that night.


In the end, it was Heche and Motsepe who had to go home, and while it was a relief for Adama and Chmerkovskiy, they couldn’t help but feel a little guilty. ET talked to Tonioli about the episode and he had a lot to say on the matter.

Tonioli stressed out that things like these are very common on live television, and he reminded the public that information from all over the US is processed by computers in very little time, leaving lots of room for errors.


Tonioli shared that he didn’t have a clue about the work of computers and that he was more old-fashioned in this regard, still preferring to write things down on paper. 

The judge also took a moment to praise Banks for the way she handled the awkward situation, describing her as “brilliant” for how she managed to get control of the situation back and congratulating her in public.