Sir Bruce Forsyth: Strictly Come Dancing wasn't what I wanted it to be

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2015
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth claims 'Strictly Come Dancing' was never the show he wanted it to be and insists he doesn't miss hosting it

Sir Bruce Forsyth admits 'Strictly Come Dancing' isn't the show he "thought it would be".

The 87-year-old entertainer stood down from his role as co-host of the BBC One ballroom dance contest last year and has now admitted he doesn't miss it because it never lived up to his expectations.

He said: "I don't miss doing Strictly. It's not the show I thought it would be.

"I thought it would be a comedy show, me getting amongst the contestants and showing them how to dance, them all falling all over the place, it was a different show."

The former 'The Generation Game' host confessed that while he didn't necessarily enjoy his time on 'Strictly', he can appreciate why people love it so much.

Speaking on ITV's 'This Morning', he admitted: "It's a great show and I love it from a point of view that I envy the dancers having the energy that they have and knowing that I used to do all that kind of thing."

Sir Bruce is now set to return to live theatre with his one-man show 'Bruce Forsyth Entertains' and has compared the feeling he gets while stood on stage to taking drugs.

He explained: "I've never been into drugs but it's probably like a drug, you get that wonderful feeling that they either love you or they could hate you ... You feel 10ft tall and feel like a man, it's that kind of feeling."

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