Bruce Forsyth reignites Louis Walsh feud

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"

Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

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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