Bruce Forsyth to decide Strictly Come Dancing future

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 March 2013
Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth will meet with BBC bosses next week to decide his future on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and execs hope to entice him back with a primetime special celebrating his career

Sir Bruce Forsyth will meet BBC bosses to discuss his future on 'Strictly Come Dancing' next week.

The 85-year-old TV presenter is set to hold talks with executives to determine whether he will return for the 11th series of BBC ballroom dancing competition later this year, and bosses hope to persuade him to come back by producing a special programme celebrating his 70th year in showbiz.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Our hope is he will want to continue with 'Strictly'. We love him and want him to keep doing it, although we understand he has to make a decision he is comfortable with."

The BBC has reportedly been planning a primetime special dedicated to Bruce's formidable career for several months, but the one-off show isn't considered a farewell should he decide to leave 'Strictly'.

The source added: "It's going to be a tribute to his 70 years of TV works but is not related to his future plans. Hopefully we'll be producing a special celebrating his 80 years on the box, too."

The ageing TV legend cut back on his 'Strictly Come Dancing' duties in 2010 when he gave up hosting the Sunday night results show, which is filmed late on Saturday evenings after the live performance show.

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