Bruce Forsyth is scaling back as the host of Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

The TV veteran will work only on the main slot on Saturday, as recording the Sunday results show would leave the 82-year-old exhausted, according to the Daily Mirror.

A BBC source was quoted as saying: “We have agreed he will just work on the main slot on the Saturday. It’s a compromise that keeps him on the show and everyone is happy he can ‘keep dancing’ for a while longer.”

The source added: “But it is the beginning of the end in terms of appearances. Most people think this will be his final year.”

It’s not yet known whether Tess Daly will host the results show alone or with a new co-presenter.

Bruce recently revealed he kept fit with half an hour of stretches prescribed by Tibetan monks at 6.30am every day.

But he admitted being tired, saying: “After the live Saturday show I spend Sunday in bed.”