I actually think Toni would be fantastic.
She is absolutely stunningly beautiful, very articulate, has a cool accent, extremely knowledgeable, probably won't grip about things being "too American style".
But should it really matter whether someone looks or sounds American? I mean who really cares if they're American or European or Australian? Does everyone here really think that the audience is going to mind a diverse international panel of judges? Is it possible that viewers will see it as something that makes the show more interesting?
I wonder if there isn't a fair amount or risk to real ballroom professionals who participate - they get exposure, but in more detail and perhaps not as favorable light as an ordinary competition where they either dance in a more traditional format, or rank couples but don't have to comment.
True, but part of the problem with the current panel is that the dance community doesn't think they have enough ballroom knowledge - the purpose of getting a well known ballroom personality would be to rectify that immediately, rather than a lesser known person having to prove their expertise by saying sensible things over the course of the show.