Strictly Come Dancing launch show will pay tribute to Bruce Forsyth
The BBC has announced that the Strictly Come Dancing launch show will pay special tribute to Bruce Forsyth, following the news of his death at the end of last week.
Last Friday, news emerged that legendary TV presenter Forsyth had sadly passed away at the age of 89. The national treasure was dearly loved as the host of many different television shows, including The Price is Right, Play Your Cards Right and The Generation Game.
Bruce also fronted BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing alongside Tess Daly, until he retired and was replaced by Claudia Winkleman in 2015.
The BBC has since announced that the 2017 Strictly launch show will pay tribute to the former host.
Executive producer Louise Rainbow released a statement, reading: “Of course, we will be paying tribute to Sir Bruce at our launch show and this will include a heartfelt performance from out Strictly professional dancers.
“We want to celebrate him and all that he loved about the show. Sir Bruce was, and will always be, a huge part of Strictly Come Dancing.”
Strictly Come Dancing launches September 9 on BBC One.