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    Posted by Sally (U15476311) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Does anyone else share the thought that it is about time Bruce Forsyth gave it up, it would be much better with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, they gel so well together. I don't know how Tess keeps a lid on the things she has to put up with from Bruce and he is about as funny as a rattlesnake in a lucky dip!

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    Posted by JanetDoe (U10211737) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    This has been discussed at length in the main Strictly thread:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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    Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Bruce should just retire to his house in the sun and his millions in the bank with his young wife and spend his last few years.... erm... not being on TV.

    smiley - smiley

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    Posted by GusMcGuire (U7223549) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Does anyone else share the thought that it is about time Bruce Forsyth gave it up, it would be much better with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, they gel so well together. I don't know how Tess keeps a lid on the things she has to put up with from Bruce and he is about as funny as a rattlesnake in a lucky dip!  Evidently so, to judge from the number of times this particular subject crops up on these message boards - and always (curiously enough) from people who seem very fervently opposed to Bruce himself and describe him using the same acerbic descriptions.

    A cynical person might almost suspect it was a coordinated campaign smiley - erm

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    Posted by old codger (U14116003) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Does anyone else share the thought that it is about time Bruce Forsyth gave it up, it would be much better with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, they gel so well together. I don't know how Tess keeps a lid on the things she has to put up with from Bruce and he is about as funny as a rattlesnake in a lucky dip!  its because of him we don`t watch he is giving abd image for the older person .along with some other elderly celebs they should stay at home and leave entertainment to the next generation
    THEY CANNOT BE ANY WORSE

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    Posted by Pampy (U1022836) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Nearly anyone would be better than Bruce. When he can't even read the autocue properly, surely it's time to put us out of our misery? It's nauseating to watch the audience, contestants and judges having to be so sycophantic.
    Probably not a popular choice but I'd like to see Anton du Beke replace him.

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    Posted by Pat Shed (U4664057) ** on Monday, 14th January 2013

    SCD without SBF is unimaginable, unsustainable and downright wrong. Getting rid of Sir Bruce would be a travesty and a farce and a travesty. If he gets the boot, SCD would lose its heart, its soul and its very raison d'etre. He is Mr Saturday night, Mr Light Entertainment and Mr Strictly. More power to his elbow, and long may he continue to reign supreme over our televisual schedules.

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    Posted by JanetDoe (U10211737) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    SCD without SBF is unimaginable, unsustainable and downright wrong. Getting rid of Sir Bruce would be a travesty and a farce and a travesty. If he gets the boot, SCD would lose its heart, its soul and its very raison d'etre. He is Mr Saturday night, Mr Light Entertainment and Mr Strictly. More power to his elbow, and long may he continue to reign supreme over our televisual schedules.  So you'd like to see it renamed "Bruce's Strictly Come Dancing"?

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    Posted by Fred (U15549179) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    SCD without SBF is unimaginable, unsustainable and downright wrong. Getting rid of Sir Bruce would be a travesty and a farce and a travesty. If he gets the boot, SCD would lose its heart, its soul and its very raison d'etre. He is Mr Saturday night, Mr Light Entertainment and Mr Strictly. More power to his elbow, and long may he continue to reign supreme over our televisual schedules.  The programme is popular and successful in SPITE of him, most definitely not BECAUSE of him. So, as far as being the "raison d'etre" ..... Mais non mon ami

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Monday, 14th January 2013

    Sir Bruce Forsyth has had a very long and enjoyable career and I for one have always liked him.
    However, I'd not like to see him collapse while on tv, as that's what I fear will happen if he continues.
    He is putting off the inevitable. It is in HIS best interest for him to bow out, and now is the time to do so.
    He has been brilliant in all he has done, in my honest opinion, and that brilliance is now dulling down.
    It will be very hard for him to let go, I'm sure of that. But then, what else is there left for him to do?
    It is surely the most difficult thing for anyone to face in life, to let go.
    Perhaps he could just be on Strictly each time and come on and say "You are all my favourites".
    That's like the character Old Mr Grace in 'Are You Being Served' saying "You've all done very well".
    smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by Pat Shed (U4664057) ** on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    SCD without SBF is unimaginable, unsustainable and downright wrong. Getting rid of Sir Bruce would be a travesty and a farce and a travesty. If he gets the boot, SCD would lose its heart, its soul and its very raison d'etre. He is Mr Saturday night, Mr Light Entertainment and Mr Strictly. More power to his elbow, and long may he continue to reign supreme over our televisual schedules.  So you'd like to see it renamed "Bruce's Strictly Come Dancing"?  There's no need to rename it. Everyone* knows that it's Sir Bruce's show. Although if it is to be renamed it should, to show the appropriate level of respect, be "Sir Bruce's SCD", not just "Bruce's SCD".

    *That is, every right-thinking** person.
    ** i.e. everyone who agrees with me

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    Posted by chipsaunt (U14638803) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    You are going too far, sorry. I can put up with Bruce but I think that it would be better to let someone else have a go. SCD will survive, I assure you.
    The 1970s were his heyday. He's older than my parents, for heaven's sake (and I'm thinking about retirement myself!).

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    Posted by mal (U5924339) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    No keep bruce. I bet Vernon Kaye is in line for it to present it with his wife so keep Brucie please

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    Posted by Justnow (U2498091) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Im not bothered by Bruce I can take him or leave him, there is more to SCD than just one presenter! I dont understand why just because someone is old they should be off our screens! That is the reason why some people hate him?

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    Posted by deansay (U5811575) ** on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Does anyone else share the thought that it is about time Bruce Forsyth gave it up,! 

    It would be an even better idea if the BBC got rid of Strictly completely!! smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by Johnap (U1989184) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    I just hate the programme. Tat pure tat.

    As for Brucie - get him to the farthest golf course and send Tarbie, Parkie, Little Ronnie, Wogan et al there with no return tickets.

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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    No definitely not. Two talent-less auto-cue readers...no thanks. Besides, you can't have a show without a male anchor.

    Leave Brucie alone. He is great. Mr Saturday Night is part of the magic formula which makes Strictly the best show on d' box.

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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    SCD without SBF is unimaginable, unsustainable and downright wrong. Getting rid of Sir Bruce would be a travesty and a farce and a travesty. If he gets the boot, SCD would lose its heart, its soul and its very raison d'etre. He is Mr Saturday night, Mr Light Entertainment and Mr Strictly. More power to his elbow, and long may he continue to reign supreme over our televisual schedules.  Pat, I absolutely agree with you. If they boot Brucie off and replace him with a shallow, personality-absent, talent-less wannabee...it could spell the end of Strictly. Strictly is popular because it is fun, full of substance, doesn't take itself to seriously...basically everything that the dreadful show 'on the other side' isn't...and Brucie is a big part of that.

    ...and to those who will say that 'I must be Brucie / his wife / his agent'...absolutely not.

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    Posted by BooBoo2 (U1168789) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Brucie is fine and should be revered for longevity in the fickle world of entretainment. What should be euthanised is the programme itself.

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    Posted by Myles4291 (U14634500) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    No keep bruce. I bet Vernon Kaye is in line for it to present it with his wife so keep Brucie please  His dire performance on another dreadful X Factor-esque show on that ITV has surely kicked any chance of that happening into the long grass.

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    Posted by BooBoo2 (U1168789) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    No keep bruce. I bet Vernon Kaye is in line for it to present it with his wife so keep Brucie please  His dire performance on another dreadful X Factor-esque show on that ITV has surely kicked any chance of that happening into the long grass. 
    Is it really about performace or current popularity?

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    Posted by Fred (U15549179) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Im not bothered by Bruce I can take him or leave him, there is more to SCD than just one presenter! I dont understand why just because someone is old they should be off our screens! That is the reason why some people hate him?  Ref your last sentence. No it isn't.

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    Posted by JanetDoe (U10211737) on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Im not bothered by Bruce I can take him or leave him, there is more to SCD than just one presenter! I dont understand why just because someone is old they should be off our screens! That is the reason why some people hate him?  Ref your last sentence. No it isn't.   Absolutely. It isn't because he's old; it's because he's losing his faculties, unable to read the autocue, getting names wrong and fluffing his lines.

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    Posted by Pancho Wilkins (U1158194) ** on Tuesday, 15th January 2013

    Im not bothered by Bruce I can take him or leave him, there is more to SCD than just one presenter! I dont understand why just because someone is old they should be off our screens! That is the reason why some people hate him?  It woud be good if you became a bit more aware of what the objections to B-B-B-Brucie actulaly are?

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    Posted by grannycool (U14401044) on Wednesday, 16th January 2013

    I agree that Brucie is getting past it and the show will soon need a new host.

    However, heaven forbid that Claudia Twinkletoes gets to host it along with the hostess with absolutely no dress sense whatsover. The two of them together look like they've been dipping into the 'dressing-up' box. I know appearance shouldn't matter but honestly - have you seen these two together?

    I cannot imagine who could follow in BF's footsteps, most presenters these days are simply not up to the task of hosting such a programme. The names that are bandied about as his replacement make me shudder with dread.

    Anton might be able to fit into Bruce's shoes and at a push Graham Norton might not be too bad, but Vernon whatsisname - please, no.

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    Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Wednesday, 16th January 2013

    This has been discussed at length in the main Strictly thread:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb... 

    Seemingly saying where it is fails to be enough.

    But anyway it is still here www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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