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Bruce Forsyth’s Vex Factor

Sir Bruce Forsyth has refuelled his vicious feud with X Factor judge Louis Walsh by sniping: “He can always make a comeback – he hasn’t been anywhere.”

Strictly host Brucie lashed out on Wednesday during filming for tomorrow night’s opening of the BBC1 show’s tenth series. The veteran presenter claimed to the audience: “I never said Louis Walsh was a karaoke judge – that was a reader. Then he said I should be dead.

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Brucie’s break

Strictly legend Sir Bruce Forsyth will skip a show for the first time ever. The veteran presenter will take one weekend off midway through the next three-month series to “recuperate”.

Brucie, 84, missed one show under doctors’ orders three years ago after getting the flu but this will be his first voluntary day off in the show’s ten-year history. Sources said he wanted a “rest day” to ensure he is fighting fit for the full series.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth becomes record breaker

Sir Bruce Forsyth has been granted an entry in the latest Guinness book of World Records - for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer.

The 84-year-old showman said it was a "wonderful surprise" to be recognised for a career that has lasted 72 years. Sir Bruce will soon be seen on BBC One presenting the 10th series of dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing.

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Good game, Sir Bruce?

Sir Bruce Forsyth served up a royal command performance at Wimbledon yesterday – leaving Prince Charles roaring with laughter.

The Strictly Come Dancing host and his 54-year-old wife Wilnelia, a former Miss World, were Centre Court guests alongside the Prince, who was making his first visit since 1970.

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Tess Daly launches Hollywood career

Tess Daly flew into Hollywood yesterday to launch a movie career. The Strictly Come Dancing host is in the city for meetings to turn her debut novel The Camera Never Lies into a film.

The book, inspired by her career, tells the story of a model-turned-breakfast TV host against a backdrop of “glamour, ambition and deception”.

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Hidden heartache that drives on Brucie

AS the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this summer, the king of family entertainment will be marking an even greater anniversary, albeit in a slightly more understated fashion.

For 2012 marks the 70th year since Sir Bruce Forsyth made his first professional appearance on the stage. It was 1942, the year scientists were developing the atom bomb, when Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom was launched.

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Bruce Forsyth to play Hop Farm festival

Bruce Forsyth is to join a line-up including Bob Dylan, Primal Scream and Suede at this year’s Hop Farm festival in Kent.

The veteran entertainer and Strictly Come Dancing host recently reignited his music career, releasing an album of standards with label EMI. Backed by a big band he’ll no doubt be showcasing a number of those tunes at the three-day event in Paddock Wood, which begins on Friday 29 July.

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Tess Daly wants Alan Carr as new judge

Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has revealed that she would like Alan Carr to join the judging panel. She thinks he should be brought in to replace Alesha Dixon, who quit the show to join Britain's Got Talent.

The 42-year-old said she has previously wanted the comedian to be a contestant on the show but now thinks he would make a great judge. She told the Daily Star: "He was on my list for ultimate contestants and now he's my number one judge.

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Let’s get ready to rhumba

Ant and Dec are getting Ready To Rhumble at tonight's National TV Awards – by dusting off their singing skills. The Geordie duo — who had a short-lived career as singers PJ and Duncan — have been in secret talks with producers about resurrecting their famous double act.

And now the pair will be singing at the NTAs with TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, who is already lined up to perform. The Strictly Come Dancing host is flying in from his winter home on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico to sing Nat King Cole's Let There Be Love at the top of the show.

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Helping Hand from Wonderful Sir Bruce

Sir Bruce Forsyth has donated his £300 winter fuel payment to a charity which encourages people who don’t need their allowance to give it to the less fortunate.

The Strictly Come Dancing host, who will be 84 in February, is supporting the Surviving Winter campaign – dubbed the “fuel-anthropy” initiative – which aims to reduce the number of fuel poverty deaths. Last winter, 25,400 older people died, many having to choose between heating or eating.

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Brucie for new Strictly

Sir Bruce Forsyth is set to sign for another series of Strictly — even though he'll be 84 by the time it airs. BBC bosses have told him he can host the dance show as long as he wants — and the signs are he will return next year.

Brucie has just wrapped up one of their most successful series yet, beating X Factor ratings on five Saturday nights. Insiders say his long awaited knighthood — bestowed on him by the Queen earlier this year — has given him a new lease of life.

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Host Tess is set to sparkle

Host Tess Daly is sure to sparkle at this year's final — after it took three days to sew on Swarovski crystals to the belt of her custom-made dress.

The stunning presenter has worked with fashion designer Suzanne Neville to create the stunning one-off gown which took two weeks to make.

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Tess spills stars’ secrets

Jason Donovan is so desperate to win Strictly that he has been begging his dance partner to train with him seven days a week.

The former Neighbours star will battle it out against actress Chelsee Healey and McFly drummer Harry Judd for the show's crown on Saturday night. And Strictly host Tess Daly says she has been amazed by Aussie Jason's dedication.

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Sir Bruce was nervy over arena gig

After hosting Strictly Come Dancing at Wembley Sir Bruce Forsyth has set his sights on big venues, maybe even dancing in his wellies at Glastonbury.

Brucie, 83, who recently presented the hit BBC1 show from the north London arena, says before going on stage he was fraught with nerves. “I was really dreading it because I’ve never worked in a place like that – an arena,” he said.

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Bruce Forsyth: the regeneration game

At 83, Sir Bruce Forsyth is a national treasure with 70 years of showbusiness on his CV. Mick Brown asks what keeps the Strictly Come Dancing host going.

A couple of years ago, Sir Bruce Forsyth and his wife, Wilnelia, happened to pay a visit to Wimbledon for the tennis championships. As they were walking along the concourse, spectators assembled on a terrace noticed that there was a celebrity in their midst. The cry went up: 'It’s Brucie!’

Seeing he had been recognised, Forsyth did not do what many people would – affect to ignore it. Instead, turning to the crowd, he flashed his cheese­grater grin, executed a smart soft-shoe shuffle and gave a cheery wave before proceeding on his way.

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