Bruce Forsyth, Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke
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Bruce Forsyth: Ann Widdecombe on Strictly Come Dancing host

Sir Bruce Forsysth has announced he is stepping down as presenter of Strictly Come Dancing after a decade fronting the show.

The 86-year-old said it was the "right time to step down from the rigours" of hosting the live shows but he would continue to work on pre-recorded Strictly shows for Christmas and Children In Need as well as one-off BBC specials.

Former politician Ann Widdecombe, who was a contestant on the show, said she was sad but not surprised at the news.

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