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Bruno Tonioli wanted to “kill” Craig Revel Horwood after his pal’s comments drove him bananas when he crashed on their new road trip show.
The Strictly Come Dancing pair are huge car fans so jumped at the chance of driving across Britain.
But they almost fell out after Bruno’s prang while reversing their Mini on a Cornwall cliff-top.
Craig explained: “I said, ‘Bruno, be careful, there’s bollards and big rocks behind us.’
“He said, ‘I’ve been driving for 34 years…’ Crash. That’s when he threatened to kill me. He can be diva-ish when he’s driving.”
Speaking to Radio Times Bruno, 65, compared Craig to Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances, adding: “He was the mother-in-law in the back – but worse, because he was sitting next to me. I wanted to kill him.
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“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 says in the real world it is he who has a short fuse.
“Craig is much more laid-back than I am,” he admitted.
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“He’s the most easy-going person. Whatever impression people have, they’re completely wrong. He’s generous to a fault.”
In Craig And Bruno’s Great British Road Trip, which starts next week, the pair explore the British Isles, concentrating on getting off the beaten track to discover unspoilt beauty.
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Craig – who only passed his driving test a decade ago –admitted: “I learnt what a dale was. I thought the Yorkshire Dales was named after someone called Dale. I was delighted to discover that there are 170 of them.”
And despite the moments of tension, the pair returned better friends than when they set off. “We laughed so much, sometimes we nearly cried,” Bruno said.
*Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trip, July 14, 8pm, ITV.
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