Sir Bruce Forsyth thinks ‘The X Factor’ will only last for two more series.
The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenter – who co-hosts the BBC One show alongside Tess Daly – is “thrilled” the celebrity dance competition is beating its ITV1 rival for the first time in the ratings, and admits while the programme isn’t quite on its “last legs”, it doesn’t have a huge amount of mileage left.
He said: “There is a length of time that sort of show can last.
“I wouldn’t like to say it is on its last legs as I think they will do another couple of series of it. I am just thrilled that our show is getting a bigger audience than ever this year. That is what I am thrilled about.”
The veteran TV star thinks while his show competes with ‘The X Factor’ in the reality stakes, the rows between ‘Strictly’ judges are not “scripted” as they are between Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.
Bruce added in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’: ” Although ours is a reality show, we do have people getting up and doing something, we have got beautiful music going on, great singers, we have comedy from the judges, there is also comedy from me.
“So it has other things to offer, not just singer after singer after singer and judges making up rows between themselves – scripted, I think.”