Lady Forsyth would ‘love’ to contest Strictly

Sir Bruce Forsyth’s wife says she would love to take part in Strictly Come Dancing and he says she is a ‘marvellous’ dancer.

Nut the veteran entertainer said if his wife appeared on the BBC One show it might spark the nickname ‘Biased Bruce’, while Lady Forsyth said her husband might not be able to handle the judges’ criticism of her.

Lady Forsyth, a former Miss World, is originally from Puerto Rico, and Sir Bruce believes his wife would be a natural.

“She’s a great dancer,” he said, adding: “The other stuff might be difficult for her, but the Latin, oh, she’s marvellous.”

Lady Forsyth added: “I’d love to, but I think it would be difficult, you know, with him being the host. It’d be very difficult.

“I don’t think he’d be able to take all the judges’ comments.”

The line-up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing has yet to be announced, but asked about the possibility of his wife putting on her dancing shoes, Sir Bruce said: “Well, you never know.”

He added: “I’d hate people to say ‘Biased Bruce’. That would be wrong.”

Sir Bruce described his recent concert at the Royal Albert Hall as ‘one of the greatest nights of my life’ and is looking forward to his next big gig at this year’s Hop Farm Music Festival where other acts include Bob Dylan, Suede and Primal Scream. He said he was going into the Kent festival with an open mind, adding: “I hope Bob leaves enough time for me.”

Sir Bruce and Lady Forsyth picked up an award for their work with children living without families at an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of international charity EveryChild.