Bruce Forsyth not comfortable with Strictly crowd
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 December 2011
Sir Bruce Forsyth has ''never felt comfortable'' presenting 'Strictly Come Dancing' because he doesn't have an audience in front of him to make jokes out of
Sir Bruce Forsyth has "never felt comfortable" presenting 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 83-year-old presenter - who has co-hosted the BBC One show since 2004 - loves fronting the programme, but he finds it much easier to present when he has an audience in ahead of him to make jokes out of.
He told 'This Morning': "It's been incredible. I'm loving it. I've liked it more in the last two or three years than before. It's a show I've never felt comfortable doing because I'm used to an audience being right there so I can pick on them, I've got contact.
"But in that studio the only contact I've got is the camera. The audience is behind me and I don't know what they're doing, probably having picnics."
Bruce is renowned for his association with catchphrases, such as "didn't he do well" and "nice to see you, to see you nice", but he recently admitted to getting "fed up" of his quirky remarks.
He explained: "You can get a bit fed up with it. Especially when you go past a building site and get, 'Good game, good game!'
"I went to the FA Cup Final and if I heard 'Good game' once, I heard it a thousand times."