Karen Hauer wants Bruce Forsyth to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2013
Nicky Byrne and Karen Hauer

Karen Hauer and Nicky Byrne

Karen Hauer thinks 'Strictly Come Dancing' wouldn't be the same without Sir Bruce Forsyth and she hopes the veteran TV personality returns to present the next series

Karen Hauer thinks 'Strictly Come Dancing' wouldn't be the same without Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The Venezuelan beauty - who made her debut on the show as a professional dancer alongside Westlife singer Nicky Byrne last year - hopes the veteran presenter returns for the next season amid reports he's in discussion with BBC bosses, as she thinks he makes the experience more "pleasant" for everyone involved.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I hope [he returns], Bruce makes 'Strictly' - it wouldn't be the same without him. So I would love to see him back, especially as I'm new.

"He was very welcoming and put everyone at ease making it very pleasant for everybody. And you never know what he's going to say!"

Karen, who previously competed in US show 'So You Think You Can Dance', loves how the programme promotes dancing and enjoyed her time alongside the hunky singer.

She added: "I had no idea how big ['Strictly'] it was until I started. There was a lot of pressure, but it's amazing because it puts our art out there and I love the fact people are really taking dancing under their wing and going out there and trying it.

"Nicky was phenomenal! The fact me and Nicky got so far was amazing because you never know where you're going to come up [in the competition], so we were really grateful."

Karen is supporting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life 2013 and hopes to take part in one of their events in her own unique way.

She said: "It's fantastic supporting Cancer Research UK Race For Life, it's really phenomenal. It's my first time and I've never seen anything like this, being surrounded by so many beautiful women. I'm going to find an event and I'm not going run or walk it, I'm going to dance."

Enter the cause now at raceforlife.org

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