Bruce Forsyth slams X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth has slammed 'The X Factor' for being too repetitive, but admitted he hopes the viewers do not leave 'Strictly Come Dancing' to go back to the ITV talent show

Sir Bruce Forsyth has slammed 'The X Factor' for being too repetitive.

The 85-year-old star - who co-hosts 'Strictly Come Dancing' alongside Tess Daly - "can't watch" the rival ITV show because says it is the same thing over and over again, but he hopes viewers will not want to go back to the programme if its format changes.

He said: "I don't watch those kinds of shows - singer, singer, singer, singer - it's the same every time. I can't watch it.

"Let's just hope the viewers won't go back!"

While 'Strictly' has been a great success in its 10-series run, Bruce admits he didn't think the show "would work" when he first heard about it.

He added to Radio Times magazine: "It really is amazing, because when I first saw the show on paper I didn't think it would work - it was too bitty - but it somehow does.

"I don't know how it works and I don't know why it works, but this year it all came together and was as finely tuned as a Rolex watch.

"It's just a great show and it's so many different things. It's a dancing show, it's a reality show, with women it's a fashion show, there's a few bits of comedy in it from the judges and myself."

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