“Everyone’s mad at you,” Kimmel teased the outspoken reality TV judge. (Jimmy would know since the booted contestants visit his show each week after their elimination.) “They are always blaming other forces – like the judges for when they don’t do well.”
“Well, they should dance better,” Bruno shot back, before adding, “It’s not called ‘Moaning with the Stars’.”
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But in all seriousness … Tonioli didn’t go so far as to offer an apology for any of his outlandish remarks – such as calling Chaz Bono an Ewok and a penguin, which upset the recently eliminated transgender contestant – but Bruno did admit he appreciates the effort the celebs put into the grueling show each week.
“There’s honestly, at this stage, it gets very intense and obviously they work very hard,” Bruno said, “and they do put a lot of time in, I do appreciate it.”
“But at the end of the day somebody has to go. It’s the nature of the show,” he went on to say. “We’ve been doing it for 13 seasons. And not everybody is as good as everybody else.”
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