Bruce Forsyth Explains Strictly Come Dancing Exit
Veteran entertainer tells why he's decided that now is the time to quit the live shows...
Sir Bruce Forsyth has explained why he has taken the decision to step down from hosting the Strictly Come Dancing live shows.
The light entertainment legend - aged 86 - told BBC News that he had begun to feel pressure while presenting the popular reality TV show.
"I've always said that at the end of last series I was getting that feeling, 'Is this the time?'" he explained.
"I've just been on my three-month break in the Caribbean, I've been thinking about it all the time."
He admitted that live TV "takes its toll when you've been doing it for many years" and added: "It's a pressure thing."
However, he was keen to stress: "But I'm not retiring, that's the last thing in the world I want to do. This isn't Brucie walking into the sunset."
Forsyth will continue to host the Christmas specials, Children In Need episode and other one-off versions of SCD.