Bruno Tonioli is set to replace David Walliams on 'Britain’s Got Talent'.
The 67-year-old TV star - who previously appeared on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel - has reportedly been lined up to join the ITV show, after beating Alan Carr to the coveted role.
A TV insider told The Sun newspaper: "For almost two months Alan may have been the favourite to take over from David, but Bruno was always Simon Cowell’s preferred choice.
"Not only does he have years of judging experience under his belt from his time on 'Strictly', he will bring an outrageous brand of comedy that 'BGT' needs on the panel.
"In so many ways this is already the perfect job for Bruno as it sees him return to a glitzy showbusiness favourite that fits in with the rest of his work."
Bruno has recently appeared on 'Dancing with the Stars' in the US, but he's now been made a lucrative offer to return to British TV.
The insider explained: "Sealing the deal was always down to him being presented with an offer enticing enough to make a commitment to the show.
"After intense negotiations, they’ve managed to reach an agreement that will now see him return to prime-time Saturday night TV in the UK."
Bruno will join the show's judging panel alongside Simon, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
Meanwhile, Bruno previously explained his reasons for leaving 'Strictly'.
The TV star admitted that he couldn't appear on 'Dancing with the Stars' in the US and also keep his place on the BBC show.
He shared: "No one knows what's going to happen in the future, but at the moment I do the American show but I can't do the travel, it's impossible."