Bruce Forsyth reignites Louis Walsh feud

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 September 2012
Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth has reignited his feud with Louis Walsh by slamming him for being a judge on 'X Factor' since the series started in 2004 and saying he's only able to make a comeback on the ITV1 show because he "hasn't been anywhere"

Sir Bruce Forsyth has reignited his feud with Louis Walsh, saying the 'X Factor' judge hasn't had a varied TV career.

The 84-year-old presenter - who branded the ITV1 show "embarrassing" in 2010 and the Irish music mogul hit back saying he the veteran host is "too old" and should be dead - has slammed Louis for being a panellist on 'X Factor' since the series started in 2004.

Speaking during filming for the series opener of BBC One's 'Strictly' tomorrow night (15.09.12), Bruce told the audience: "I never said Louis Walsh was a karaoke judge - that was a reader. Then he said I should be dead.

"He apologised - but then did an interview with the Radio Times and said it all again.

"And he said, 'I'm not sure I can do another 'X Factor'.' Well, he can always make a comeback - because he hasn't been anywhere."

In 2010, Bruce claimed 'X Factor' was "embarrassing" for contestants and he didn't think it was "entertaining".

He said: "It's not my cup of tea, I haven't watched an entire show. I can't hear people singing for two hours, that to me is not entertainment.

"I'm an old variety performer, I want to see a juggler, or something to break it up. I hate seeing people disappointed in public. It can be embarrassing at times."

But the row then exploded when Louis hit back, calling for Bruce to retire.

He said: "He doesn't know anything about young people or modern entertainment. His time is finished. Brucie is too old.

"He's from a different era. He shouldn't even be a live at his age."

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