Sir Bruce Forsyth wants Ant and Dec for Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

'Strictly Come Dancing' host Bruce Forsyth has suggested he may not return for the show's 11th series and would like to see TV duo Ant and Dec replace him

Sir Bruce Forsyth would "love" Ant and Dec to replace him as 'Strictly Come Dancing' hosts.

The 85-year-old presenter hinted he may be close to ending his tenure on the TV ballroom competition and revealed while there are a number of people who could replace him, the 'Britain's Got Talent' duo would be top of his list.

He told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "So many people have been put in the frame. I adore Anton du Beke - he would be great. And Vernon Kay could do the job very well.

"But I'd love Ant and Dec to do it. I think they'd do an amazing job."

Bruce admitted he will probably try to cut back on his commitments on the show, joking he is past his "sell-by date".

He said: "We're looking at possibilities. The Saturday night live show alone can sometimes be five hours work, which a 30-year-old would struggle with, let alone me at 85.

"I've been leaving that show since the first series ... I appreciate I'm well past my sell-by date. To think I've gone 20 years past the expected retirement age is incredible."

The star - who has no intention of retiring fully if he does leave the show - admitted being on 'Strictly Come Dancing' makes him miss audience interaction.

He revealed: "I don't get the chance to do what I love, which is working with an audience. On 'Strictly' the camera is my judge and jury, so I can't have the fun I'd like.

"On my previous shows, like 'Play Your Cards Right' and 'The Generation Game', I had the freedom to play with my guests and the audience.

"I'd love it if the celebrities fell over more often or made big mistakes because then I'd have fun pretending that it hadn't happened and play on it."

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