Sir Bruce Forsyth is said to have quit Strictly Come Dancing for good.
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.
And now friends close to the star say he's "highly unlikely" to ever make a comeback.
One pal told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I think it’s highly unlikely that Bruce will be doing Strictly, or anything coming up on TV. He’s still very much recuperating and he needs to work out if he wants to be back in the public eye again.
"Bruce has been famous for 75 years, and doesn’t need any more attention."
They explained: "He is incredibly proud of his career and all he has achieved, and now he is ready to take a step back and have some time away from the cameras.
"Bruce can now enjoy spending time with his nearest and dearest. He has always wanted to retire on his own terms, and go out on a high as the consummate professional he is."
The friend added there was "absolutely no cause for alarm" over Bruce's health, saying: "He is 88 years old, so of course he is not as sprightly as he once was. But he is resting lots and remains in good spirits."
Sir Bruce last appeared on live TV last November during Children In Need night.