Bruce Forsyth glad of Strictly change

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2010
Strictly host Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Legendary television host Bruce Forsyth has revealed he is glad he will no longer be hosting the Sunday night results show of 'Strictly Come Dancing', as it means he'll get home in time for 'Match Of The Day'

Bruce Forsyth is glad to no longer be hosting 'Strictly Come Dancing's Sunday night results show.

The 82-year-old television presenter - who has fronted the BBC One contest alongside Tess Daly since the show started in 2004 - admitted he is looking forward to being able to get home in time to watch football show 'Match Of The Day'.

He explained: "It's a long day. It's 12 hours and I don't know any other presenters who do a show like 'Strictly' where it stops, and then straight after you have to do another two-hour programme.

"The BBC came forward with this idea and asked if it would make a difference if I didn't do the results. Well, one difference is that I'll get to finish by 9pm and be home in time for 'Match Of The Day'!"

Bruce's co-host Tess is also happy with the changes to the format of the show - which include the removal of the weekly dance-off and a reduction in contestant numbers from 16 to 14 - as it means she gets to work alongside new co-presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Tess added to Inside Soap magazine: "I'm over the moon! I adore Claudia and have told her before that I'm her number one fan. She lives and breathes the show like I do. We're always texting each other about who's going to stay, go or win, and our favourites.

"I'm thrilled she's doing it, as I just love her to bits!"

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