Should Bruce Forsyth quit TV?

Justin Lee Collins, a ridiculous human it has to be said, has called for Bruce Forsyth to retire.

Lee Collins, who used to present Strictly Come Dancing: On Three said Forsyth was “too old” to carry on.

“I still think Bruce in his day was the best at what he did, but I think he should have given up three or four years ago,” Lee Collins said. Forsyth, 681 years old, has of course, presented the BBC One show with Tess Daly since it began.

Lee Collins continued: “As legendary as he is – I grew up loving him, as did my parents, as did my grandparents – he wasn’t particularly nice to me on that show. I loved him and they do say never meet your idols because you’re always going to be disappointed and in the case of Bruce I was disappointed. He was very rude.”

Speaking whilst hawking his new book, Lee Collins added that people were “frightened” to say anything negative about Brucie because he was a broadcasting “legend”.

“It would be like saying something rude about the Queen, you just don’t do it. But he does a very, very difficult show on TV, and I think particularly on that first series, he may have found it difficult. I still love to watch it, religiously. I never miss it, if I’m away it’s recorded. It doesn’t get much bigger or better than Strictly,” he added.

Funny. I don’t feel bad about slagging him off*. The old goat.

So what do you think? Is Brucie way past his best? Should he shuffle off for a nap and cocoa? Is he still a vital televisiual tour de force? Are you thinking ‘I hate Justin Lee Collins more than anything on Earth’? Or are you just not arsed at all? Leave a comment and spill your brains.

*Even if I don’t always mean it.

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I've been writing about TV for a long time. I love it and loathe it in equal measures. I'm pretty sure the TV feels the same away about me too.
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    At least Brucie does a better job of disguising how much of a bell end he is

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