Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Will Ant and Dec replace Sir Bruce Forsyth?

Ant and Dec (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth has revealed he wants Ant and Dec to replace him on the show!

Sir Brucie refused to confirm (or deny) whether or not he'd be back on the series later this year, but did suggest some possible replacements for when he does eventually retire.

“So many people have been put in the frame. I adore Anton du Beke... he would be great. And Vernon Kay could do the job very well," he said.

But Sir Brucie went on to add: “But I’d love Ant and Dec to do it. I think they’d do an amazing job.”

With the Geordie duo already on telly for most of the year, we reckon Strictly is the last show they'd need to host before taking over Saturday nights completely!

For now however, Sir Bruce is keen to work something out with producers that will see him stay on the show.

"The Saturday night live show alone can sometimes be five hours work, which a 30-year-old would find hard to do, let alone me at 85," he told the Daily Mirror. “I’ve been leaving that show since the first series. I’m in talks with the BBC now and we’re thrashing ideas around.

"I appreciate I’m well past my sell-by date. To think I’ve gone 20 years past the expected retirement age is ­incredible and I feel very grateful I’ve stayed well enough to be able to enjoy it.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the autumn.

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