Vernon Kay 'not suitable for Strictly Come Dancing'

Craig Revel Horwood doesn't think Vernon Kay will be a suitable replacement for Bruce Forsyth if the 82-year-old TV veteran quits his role hosting 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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Craig Revel Horwood doesn't think Vernon Kay will be a suitable replacement for Bruce Forsyth on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The famously acid-tongued judge believes if the 82-year-old TV veteran permanently quits the BBC One show, Vernon - who has been touted as his replacement and is married to Bruce's co-host Tess Daly - wouldn't be the right presenter, as there is only one person who is "absolutely perfect" for the job.

Speaking on 'OK! TV' about whether Bruce will be hosting the next series of 'Strictly', Craig said: "Well I'm hoping that he is. I would not like it to just fizzle out and tail off - I think he is the show.

"There isn't anyone in this country - I think - that can do what he does. He's a song-and-dance man and if anyone was to ever take over, I'd say it would have to be a song-and-dance man.

"Is Vernon a bit of a song-and-dance man? I don't think so, darling. There's no one that matches to him. You can go through a plethora of stars, people or hosts that could do it but you can't get better than Brucie. He's perfect for our format - absolutely perfect. I would hate to see him go."

Despite Craig's reluctance to see Vernon step into the 'Strictly' host's shoes, Bruce - who relinquished his role on the Sunday night results show during the last series - thinks the 36-year-old presenter would do a "very good job".

He recently said: "I always say Vernon could do a very good job. He would be good. I said that five years ago."

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