Sir Bruce Forsyth to continue hosting Strictly Come Dancing in 2014?

Sir Bruce Forsyth (Strictly Come Dancing)

Sir Bruce Forsyth is odds-on to continue hosting Strictly Come Dancing for at least another year.

This year saw Sir Bruce miss out on three live shows, but bookies reckon BBC producers will see want to see the legendary TV presenter back fronting the show next autumn.

William Hill are 8/11 that Sir Bruce Forsyth returns as the main presenter for 2014, alongside Tess Daly.

And Strictly's head judge Len Goodman has giving Sir Brucie his backing.

He said: “OK, he’s getting on a bit and occasionally he fluffs his words – but that’s part of the charm.

“He’s like my old grandad or my nan – they used to get all the words wrong.

“He did right having a couple of weeks off to keep himself going.”

But if Sir Bruce does step down, Len tipped Claudia Winkleman to replace him.

The quirky telly presenter already fronts the Sunday results show and has stepped in for Bruce on his weeks off this year.

"If it ever came to Bruce wanting to quit, you could do worse than having Tess and Claudia doing it," said Len. "I don’t think Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman did a bad job. I thought they were terrific together.”

Meanwhile, William Hill bookmakers are offering odds of 10/1 that Pippa Middleton will be one of the dancers in next year's line up.

Odds of other celebs taking part in 2014 series include 6/1 for Olympic swimmer turned I'm A Celebrity camper Rebecca Adlington, 12/1 for former Radio 1 Breakfast DJ Chris Moyles, 33/1 for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and 50/1 for ex-Prime minister Tony Blair.

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