Bruce Forsyth slams Britain’s Got Talent saying, “I don’t think they should put children on that are too young”


The rivalry between Strictly Come Dancing and any/all of Simon Cowell’s reality shows is of course nothing new, and every year, as the clash between SCD and X Factor draws nigh – both shows air in the autumn – there are usually one or two jibes to be had from each show’s reps…

And today, it’s the turn of SCD host Sir Bruce Forsyth to fire a shot across Britain’s Got Talent’s bows as he’s revealed that he doesn’t approve of the show allowing young children to compete against adults.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Sir Bruce explained, “I don’t think they should put children on that are too young…

“If you’re going to do that, have a separate show. Have a children’s show, British Children Have Talent.

“To put little children through that kind of an ordeal, I think that is wrong.

“I think it was last year some poor little girl of about 11 was crying her eyes out on there.

“I don’t think that’s entertainment.”

And finally, with regard to the speculation that he may be retiring from SCD this year, or at least taking a less central role, Bruce said, “I’m meeting the BBC bosses next week. We’ll be finalising it.

“It’s looking like I’ll definitely be doing it and I’m looking forward to it.”


But of his remarks about children on BGT, do you agree or disagree? Let us know, but for now, here’s a reminder of one of last night’s younger acts…

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