Bruce Forsyth signs £500,000 deal to host Strictly Come Dancing 2011!

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth WILL be back as host on this year's Strictly Come Dancing, it has been revealed. According to The Sun, the 83-year-old telly host has showed no signs of retiring as he agreed to a new £500,000 deal to front the reality dancing competition this autumn.

Despite speculation that Brucie was to quit the show this year, with Vernon Kay tipped to replace him, a spokesperson told the newspaper: "We're delighted and looking forward to the new series."

Brucie's co-host Tess Daly is also set to return, while Claudia Winklemen has yet to sign a contract amongst rumours she'll be hosting the Xtra Factor this year.

Bruce seemed to be delighted with the news, giving his wife a twirl on the catwalk whilst in Cannes this week. He said: "I had a wonderful time. I've never been on a catwalk. In the last couple of years I've done so many new things."

Strictly Come Dancing 2011 will start in September.

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