Bruce Forsyth coming home from Puerto Rico to discuss Strictly Come Dancing future!


Bruce Forsyth is reportedly meeting with BBC bosses this week, to determine whether or not he wants to appear on the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 85 year old star has been co-presenting the BBC series since it’s inception in 2004 and has seen it winning ratings wars week on week over the past few years.

Bosses believe they have a fantastically successful format and team and are keen for the octogenarian to return for the 2013 run. Bruce is due to return from his second home in Puerto Rico – where he has been living since the 2012 series ended – this week and insiders say he will meet with the team and decide if he is making a comeback.

A source told The Daily Mail:

bruce forsyth, tess daly

‘Our hope is he will want to continue with Strictly. We love him and want him to keep doing it, although we understand he has to make a decision he is comfortable with.’

It is thought that if Bruce does return, he will once again only front the main show with Tess Daly, while Claudia Winkleman steps in to co-host the results show with the blonde beauty later in the evening.

During his meeting with BBC executives Forsyth will also discuss plans to air a TV special which will celebrate his 70 years in the entertainment and television industry.

bruce forsyth and wife penny

The event will be filled with celebrities that have worked with the pensioner over the decades and the insider added:

‘It’s going to be a tribute to his 70 years of TV work, but is not related to his future plans. Hopefully we’ll be producing a special celebrating his 80 years on the box, too.’

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6 Responses to “Bruce Forsyth coming home from Puerto Rico to discuss Strictly Come Dancing future!”

  1. Beau says:

    Bruce makes strictly, it would NOT be the same show without him. I hope he stays on!

  2. cat g says:

    Bruce has been great over the last 10 series of strictly. However on the last series he kept messing up his lines. And sometimes spoke to the pro dances rudely. Especially in the series when harry Judd won, he kept shouting at everyone tyo get off the dance floor. I think its time for a change. Anton du beke, or even Vernon Kay would be a good replacement.

  3. Penny says:

    Bruce definitely needs to retire from Strictly. Maybe make a token appearance, but he can’t read the autocue anymore and gets too flustered if things don’t go the way he wants them to. It’s time for a change.

  4. Carl Wilson says:

    Bruce needs to stay on Strictly series 11!!! It would not be the same without him.

  5. Anthony says:

    I think the bosses need to move Heaven and Earth to try and keep him.
    Bruce makes the show and is the reason why Strictly has consistently won the ratings war over the last few years. Without him ratings would drop and Strictly would go the same way as all the other shows such as X Factor and Dancing On Ice.
    The format of the show is good, and Bruce’s jokes add a very important bit of humour to the show.
    If Bruce was to go, all this would go with him. Somebody younger and inexperienced would take over and the show would suffer years of decline.
    It may be that he cannot cope with every week, which is understandable, but something is better than nothing, and maybe a part time role may suit if it comes to it.

  6. Carolyn Edwards says:

    If he does the next series, I’ll either record and fast forward hrough Bruce’s bits or mute when he’s speaking if I watch live. He’s no longer capable of fronting the show – too many fluffs and mistakes in last year’s show meant he wasn’t doing the job properly. At time it was embarrassing to watch. Plus, I don’t want to see him do a Tommy Cooper and die on stage.