Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Sir Bruce Forsyth "likely" to leave

Strictly Come Dancing

Sir Bruce Forsyth is unlikely to be back Strictly Come Dancing 2014, it's been claimed.

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, BBC One chief Charlotte Moore is set to suggest that the 86-year-old step down from his role in a meeting this week.

The publication suggests that Sir Brucie's "best hope" is an even more "scaled down role in the show."

BBC One controller Moore said recently: “He is not young and he has missed programmes.”

However Sir Bruce said he was "tired" of all the rumours and speculation over his future on the show.

“I’ve got a meeting booked with her and we’ll talk about it,” he said this week. “Of course, I’m growing tired of the rumours, wouldn’t you?

"If somebody kept saying to you 'when are you going to retire?’ wouldn’t it drive you mad?”

If Sir Bruce ever does quit, he gave his backing to girls Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman to take over.

“I think they have got a chemistry that is working and is very good. And the more they do, the more they will get used to it,” he added.

But bookies Paddy Power have made current Strictly pro Anton Du Beke the favourite to be named new host if Sir Bruce does leave.

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