Strictly Come Dancing

Comprehensive coverage of BBC One’s glitzy ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing, including celeb contestants Sophie Ellis Bextor, Natale Gumede, Ashley Taylor Dawson and much more.

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly for Sir Bruce Forsyth’s Strictly Come Dancing job?

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The question of who will take over from Sir Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing is a question that fans of the show are eager for an answer to, but as of right now, Claudia Winkleman, Anton du Beke and Graham Norton are strong contenders…

However, as we reported earlier, Graham reckons he’s “too lazy” to take on the role of presenting the hit BBC show, and that he’s just too darned busy to commit to it anyway.

But it seems that though TV presenter Vernon Kay is – pretty much always it seems – busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger himself, he is evidently up for taking on the job, as long as his wife Tess Daly is by his side… Read more & comment »

“Too lazy” Graham Norton turns down Strictly Come Dancing presenting role?

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Ever since Sir Bruce Forsyth announced that he was retiring from his role as presenter on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, speculation about who will take over from the veteran host has been rife…

And in addition to Claudia Winkleman, Anton du Beke and even Ronnie Corbett, chat show host Graham Norton was thought to be a strong contender for the role, however, it seems he’s turned it down – or may well if he’s asked to take on the job – because he’s “too lazy” and hosting the show is “a tough gig!” Read more & comment »

As Strictly’s Susanna Reid makes Good Morning Britain debut, will her £1m salary ‘alienate’ viewers?

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When Susanna Reid joined the line up of stars on last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing, her ‘day job’ was co-hosting BBC’s Breakfast show…

However, she’s now defected to ITV and as of next Monday, will front their revamped – again – breakfast time show Good Morning Britain, and she’ll enjoy a whopping £1million fee to do so. Read more & comment »

Miranda Hart WILL replace Sir Bruce Forsyth! The BBC “decided to take a risk!”

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Sir Bruce Forsyth retired from his job as host of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing a few weeks ago, and so of course, speculation has been rife about who’s going to take over from the veteran entertainer…

So far, it’s been reported that Claudia Winkleman is the most likely candidate for the job, but pro-dancer Anton du Beke is also in the running, and it’s been rumoured that chat show host Graham Norton could land the role. Read more & comment »

Ohhhh is Nick Knowles Bruce Forsyth’s Strictly Come Dancing replacement?

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Betting has been suspended by Ladbrokes over Sir Bruce Forsyth’s replacement on Strictly Come Dancing.

In the last 24 hours the bookies have seen an unprecedented amount of bets for Nick Knowles to succeed Brucie on the hit Saturday night show, seeing his odds collapse into just 2/1 from 25/1.

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Strictly Come Dancing: BBC cutting Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli pay?

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BBC bosses are reportedly planning to enforce a pay cut on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel, before the series returns to our screens later this year.

While the X Factor judges are apparently hoping for a bumper pay rise, and it’s been reported that Cheryl Cole has landed herself a contract worth £1.5 million for the 2014 run, it looks like Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli Craig Revel-Horwood and Darcey Bussell might be facing a more austere Christmas than they’ve been used to.

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Simon Cowell gloats over Bruce Forsyth Strictly Come Dancing exit

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X Factor boss Simon Cowell has admitted that he’s delighted about news that Bruce Forsyth is quitting Strictly Come Dancing.

The octogenarian confirmed his departure from the BBC show last week and admitted that he was concerned his health would be adversely affected if he continued to host the show opposite Tess Daly each weekend from September until Christmas.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth says of Strictly Come Dancing & his replacement, “I’ll be watching! I won’t miss one show”

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During tonight’s edition of The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, which airs at 10.35pm on BBC1, the now retired Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth tells host Michael that he intends to keep a close eye on the show, and on whoever steps in as his replacement!

No pressure then replacement person, whoever you are…

When Michael asked Sir Bruce – who’s also joined on the show tonight by One Chance star James Corden and The One Show presenter Alex Jones – if he’s going to watch Strictly now he’s no longer a part of it, the veteran entertainer replied, “I certainly will! Read more & comment »

Simon Cowell was overjoyed when Sir Bruce Forsyth retired from Strictly Come Dancing!

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That there’s rivalry between X Factor executive Simon Cowell and the bosses of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is no secret, however, somewhat surprisingly, Cowell has freely admitted that he was overjoyed to hear that veteran Strictly presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth is retiring and won’t be back on the show this year.

I would guess his happiness at the news is because he thinks viewer ratings for the hit dance show will fall without Sir Bruce at the helm, which to be fair to Cowell can be nothing but good news for him and for ITV. Read more & comment »

Retired Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth HATES being called a national treasure!


One might be forgiven for thinking that being branded a ‘national treasure’ was something to be proud of, but evidently retired Strictly Come Dancing presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth doesn’t agree, given he’s reportedly said the label is “patronising!”

Sir Bruce, who of course recently announced he was retiring from the show, said, “I hate being called a national treasure…

“It sounds like I should be buried.” Read more & comment »