Strictly: Anton Du Beke says he 'won't miss being voted off'
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The Strictly Come Dancing stars, who each came to the UK as penniless dancers more than 30 years ago, are huge car fans. So they jumped at the chance of driving a classic around Britain for a new series. They shared the driving but almost fell out after Bruno, 65, crashed while reversing on a clifftop in Cornwall. Craig said: “I said, ‘Bruno, be careful, there’s bollards and big rocks behind us.’ He said, ‘I’ve been driving for over 34 years…’ CRASH. And that’s when he threatened to kill me.
“He can be diva-ish when he’s driving. I’m just saying that I’m always wrong and he’s always right. He has an even shorter fuse than I remember.”
Speaking to Radio Times, Bruno compared Craig to fussy Hyacinth Bucket, insisting: “He was the mother-in-law in the back of the car – but even worse because he was next to me.
“I wanted to kill him. It wasn’t a crash. He made such a drama. He was screaming.”
While Craig, 56, is known for his brutal put-downs on Strictly, Bruno said: “Craig is much more laid-back than I am.
“Whatever impression people have of him, they’re wrong. He’s generous to a fault.”
In Craig And Bruno’s Great British Road Trip, the pair get off the beaten track in their Mini to discover sights from Snowdonia to the Highlands and the Lakes to the Dales.
And despite moments of tension, the pair actually returned even better friends. Bruno said: “We laughed so much, sometimes we nearly cried.”
- Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trip starts on ITV next Wednesday at 8pm
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