Sir Bruce Forsyth to host two Strictly Come Dancing specials in 2015

Brucie will be back on the dance floor to host two Strictly (opens in new tab) specials this year.

Sir Bruce Forsyth, 87, stepped down as the full-time co-host of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, but promised fans he would not be gone for good.

And, just as he did last year, Brucie will return for the dance show’s two specials – Children in Need (opens in new tab) and the Christmas edition.

Bruce hosted Strictly with Tess Daly for 10 years (Guy Levy/BBC Children in Need)

Bruce hosted Strictly with Tess Daly for 10 years (Guy Levy/BBC Children in Need)


Announcing his retirement in early 2014, Sir Bruce said: “After 10 wonderful years and 11 series, I believe it is now the right time to step down from the rigours of presenting the Strictly live shows. I am very proud of what the show has achieved and confident it will entertain the nation for many years to come.”

Claudia Winkleman has joined Tess Daly as co-host of the main show, while former contestant Zoe Ball presents spin-off show It Takes Two.

✨Catch the first glimpse of all our #Strictly-fied celebs in this teaser for the Launch Show – Sat 5th Sep 7.15pm ✨

— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 28, 2015


This year’s celebrity contestants include singer and reality star Peter Andre, Corrie actress Georgia May Foote and crooner Daniel O’Donnell.

The celebrities will be paired with their professional dance partners during the launch show which will screen on BBC One this Saturday, September 5.


PA Media is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. With unrivalled access to the performers, productions and celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, PA Media stories provide an irresistible glimpse into showbiz news. Bringing you all of entertainment's big moments. From daily soaps to film productions, we cover the shows that audiences want to know about with our previews, news and interviews.