Producers of "Strictly" are desperate not to appear to have pressurised old Bruce Forsyth to go into semi retirement. "I always said to myself I'd know when the time came when it was time to go". He reminisced last week. "Could you face bingo and daytime T.V. after my career?", he good naturedly joked to our Showbiz reporter.
Brucie is going to carry on presenting specials of the show, which is unmissable to the majority of female glitz watchers. Watched by red blooded men only when there is a sexy female contestant dancing an Argentinian Tango, the show also has an obvious appeal for gays and transvestites.
Our National Treasure, Brucie, who has a unmatchable empathy with audiences of all ages, will be missed by all when he actually goes. The production team is looking for someone much older and more "doddery" to replace him with as activists may cause trouble by falsely claiming that "ageism is at work" Graham Nortown, an obvious contender because of the glitz, and July Anne Clary have allegedly been considered for the most difficult spot to fill in Showbusiness but they are not considered old enough. Parky doesn't like glitz and "Young Mr. Grace" and Clive Dunn are dead.