He was reportedly VERY unhappy
After they finished filming the live Saturday night show, they prepared to pre-record the results show to broadcast on Sunday evening.
But after Bruno and the other judges were told that the dance off between Melvin Odoom and Anastacia was cancelled, Bruno allegedly left the studios fuming, got into a car and demanded he be taken home, according to the Daily Star Online.
Cancer survivor Anastacia had ripped scar tissue around her double mastectomy and so producers decided she should not repeat the routine. Instead, they decided whoever had the lowest public vote would be sent home.
Bruno Tonioli, on the other hand, allegedly felt that if a celebrity couldn’t perform the dance, they should be sent home.
A source on the show said: ‘The studio audience had no idea about the backstage drama.’
The Italian judge wasn’t the only person having a backstage meltdown, however, as Anastacia reportedly broke down moments after being told she had to perform the routine again.
It took producers thirty minutes to calm the star down, at which point they decided to cancel the dance off altogether.
But breaking from the tradition of the dance off did not go down well with the public. Among those venting their frustration on Twitter was former Strictly professional James Jordan, who said:
‘WHAT!!!! Totally disgusting. If you can’t dance in the dance off you should be the ones that leave. WHAT A JOKE!!!’