Don Diamont (Bill) got to immerse himself in Italian culture earlier this year while taping that country’s version of DANCING WITH THE STARS in Rome. “It’s much different than vacationing somewhere for a week or 10 days,” he explains. “All of a sudden, you have your places and your people and your restaurants, and ‘the guy in the market.’ It becomes a part of you.” Not only did Diamont have the challenge of finding his way around the foreign
city (and trying to practice another language), but he did so while in the spotlight, regularly getting approached in public by ardent fans of BEAUTIFUL, as the soap is called there. “You’d walk 10 feet down the street and it was crazy. It was constant,” he says of the fan recognition, “but Italians are really wonderful people. They were all so warm and so nice.
Diamont enjoyed his Roman holiday.