Bruce Forsyth signs new Strictly contract

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 December 2011
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth is set to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2012 even though he'll be 84 by the time the next series airs

Sir Bruce Forsyth is set to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year.

The legendary TV host - who has co-hosted the BBC One show alongside Tess Daly since 2004 - is said to be keen to front the next series of the celebrity dance competition, despite being 84 by the time it airs in 2012.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Bruce has had a great series and 'Strictly' is his as long as he wants it. He's having a break then will come back to us with his thoughts on next year's show. We are working on the assumption he'll be back."

Insiders claim Bruce has been given a new lease of life after he was handed a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth earlier this year.

Although he is keen to return to the show for another season, Bruce recently revealed he has "never felt comfortable" presenting 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

He said: "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."

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