Sir Bruce Forsyth is on course to make a comeback to Strictly Come Dancing this year, it's been reported.
Sir Brucie quit hosting the main show in 2014 but had continued to front the Christmas and charity specials.
However he was forced to pull out of fronting even those last year due to ill health.
Following a major operation and a lot of rest and recuperation, it's hoped Sir Bruce could be able to host this year's festive special once again in December.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, a 'friend' said: "Strictly is really special for him, so that’s Bruce’s target – it’ll help him push on to get back to full strength.
“He’s been resting, but it was major surgery and it hasn’t been as easy as people might have
hoped – but he’s a very determined man.”
A BBC insider added that the channel was hopeful of Sir Bruce's return but only if he feels up to it.
They said: “Obviously Bruce has been taking time out to recover from his op. Nobody would want to push him into it if he doesn’t feel he’s up to it, but he’s an icon and a big part of the show. We’ll start having those discussions with him a bit later in the year.”
The Strictly Christmas special airs on Christmas day on BBC One but is typically pre-recorded a number of weeks beforehand.