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Sir Bruce Forsyth bemoans Strictly Come Dancing role

By Anthony Barnes

Outgoing Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth has told how he found the show restricted his talents as an entertainer and did not allow him to be himself.

The veteran star, who fronted the show for a decade, also admitted he had "very mixed emotions" about leaving the dance series and would miss the team.

He told Hello! magazine he was enjoying his freedom following his departure from the show and said: "The world is my oyster."

The 86-year-old said working on Strictly did not allow him to give full rein to his talents: "On the Generation Game, for example, I could have fun – I was allowed to be 'Loose Bruce'. I could do whatever I liked and interact. That's the real me. A presenter on Strictly isn't the real Bruce."

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