Strictly Come Dancing to be axed when Sir Brucie retires?

Anton Du Beke and Jerry Hall

Strictly Come Dancing should be axed when Sir Bruce Forsyth retires, pro dancer Anton Du Beke has said.

Anton, who is dancing on the show this year with Jerry Hall, said "nobody" could replace the entertainer has host of the BBC One series.

Anton told the Daily Telegraph: “I think that if Bruce stopped, Strictly would stop."

Anton has danced in all ten series of the show, and has been tipped to take over when Sir Brucie does retire, but he insisted: "Nobody could replace him. He’s our leader – we all love him.”

85-year-old Sir Bruce said recently that he had no plans to retire just yet anyway, meaning Strictly will continue to stay on our tellys!

“I’ll know when it is time to go," he said. “I hope it doesn’t get to the stage when my wife tells me, 'Darling, don’t you think it’s about time?’ Or my agent says, 'Look …’, but I don’t think they will need to tell me. I will tell them.”

The latest series of Strictly Come Dancing live shows will kick off on October 5, but Sir Bruce is expected to take a break in the middle of the run.

Co-host Tess Daly will be joined by Claudia Winkleman for the Sunday night results shows.

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