Bruno Tonioli has backed Adam Garcia for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli

The ballroom judge has suggested the singer, actor and dancer - who was on the panel for the Australian version of the show six years ago - would be a fitting choice to replace departing star Dame Darcey Bussell.

He's quoted by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column as saying: "I'd like Adam to get the job. He's a leading man, a theatrical leading man."

Adam first became a star performing in stage show 'Saturday Night Fever', and he has also portrayed a lead role in 2000 movie 'Coyote Ugly'.

He also has experience judging talent shows, having sat on the panel of Sky One's 'Got To Dance' from 2009 and 2012 before returning two years later.

Bruno has insisted he wouldn't want to take over as "head judge", because the focus should be on "teamwork".

He added: "I wouldn't want to be head judge. It's teamwork.

"You have to be all in it together, you can't just be out there on your own. When you start going off on a tangent on your own, then it doesn't work."

His co-star Craig Revel Horwood - who features on the panel alongside Shirley Ballas - recently weighed in on who he believes bosses should be considering for the upcoming series.

He said: "They must have chosen by now but, no, I haven't been consulted. I would have loved Nicole Scherzinger but she's been snapped up [by 'The X Factor'].

"As long as the new person has an opinion, that is the most important thing. And also can dance ...

"The worst thing would be someone who sits there without an opinion. They have to be entertaining."