Bruce Forsyth wants Gangnam Style dance week on Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 May 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth wants a "'Gangnam Style' dance week" to be introduced on the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing', but doesn't want to see many changes to the successful show

Sir Bruce Forsyth wants a "'Gangnam Style' dance week" on the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 85-year-old presenter - who co-hosts the BBC One show alongside Tess Daly - would love to see the celebrity contestants and their professional partners have a go at the dance moves from the video to PSY's huge worldwide hit, but he doesn't want 'Strictly' to change much.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "The dancing, maybe they could do a few things. Perhaps they could have a 'Gangnam Style' dance week for everybody to have a go at. I think it is a good format.

"If you were going to look at that format if you were a producer, if you look at the format on paper you think, 'No, this can't come together, there is too much in it. How can they do that?' But it works, and it works so beautifully, so we just keep going."

Bruce also thinks one of the reasons 'Strictly' has been so successful is because the show has kept hold of its core judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli since it began in 2004, with Arlene Phillips, Alesha Dixon and now Darcey Bussell filling the other panellist slot over the 10 series.

He added: "Our judges are good staying the way they are. Everyone has got used to them. They always think of things to say, which is wonderful. They are a great asset to the show. It is another part of the show that you can't muck around with.

"It's like the old saying, 'Why muck around with something that is going well?' That is what the show is.' "

Bruce is returning to the stage for the first time in more than 10 years later this month for a spectacular performance of comedy and music in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Bruce's theatre tour dates:

May 23, 2013 - The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester

May 30, 2013 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

June 3, 2013 - Royal Albert Hall, London

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