Strictly returning Bruce Forsyth

'Strictly Come Dancing' host Bruce Forsyth has revealed he is in talks with the BBC bosses to discuss fronting an eighth series of the hit show

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Strictly host Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth is in talks with 'Strictly Come Dancing' bosses to front the eighth series of the hit BBC One show.

The 82-year-old presenter - who hosts the ballroom dancing programme alongside blonde beauty Tess Daly - revealed he won't be "doing a Christine Bleakley" and leaving the BBC for ITV.

He told Radio Times magazine: "According to the press I've been leaving ever since I started. And here we are talking about an eighth series. I have a couple more meetings, but it's going well.

"I'm not doing a Christine Bleakley. Adrian doesn't want me to sit on the sofa with her between us. He'd be jealous because I'm quite quick."

The great-grandfather - who became a household name after presenting shows such as 'The Generation Game' and 'Play Your Cards Right' - admitted he thinks it was wrong to replace former judge Arlene Phillips, then 66, with 30-year-old Alesha Dixon on the expert panel.

He said: "Ageism against women on TV is terrible. But I get on fine with the judges. We haven't come to blows, although I've had to correct Craig Revel Horwood a few times and keep Bruno Tonioli in order. He looks like a muppet!"

Bruce went on to add that he is prepared to take a pay cut again this year if it means he still gets to appear on the show.

He explained: "I took a cut last year, before anyone else. If they want me to this year I will."

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