Sir Bruce Forsyth is to present a new Saturday night entertainment show in which today’s stars to pay homage to their heroes and find out what it’s like to perform as their showbiz legends would have done.
Provisionally entitled Bruce Forsyth’s Hall Of Fame, the show will be Forsyth’s first since stepping down as host of Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.
The one-off show will be produced by Kalooki Pictures and Hat Trick co-production for BBC One and overseen by Jimmy Mulville and former Strictly executive, Jane Lush.
Sir Bruce said: “As soon as I heard about this I thought it was a wonderful idea; I can’t help being excited. It will also be great to work with Jane again and with Jimmy.”
Mark Linsey, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, said: “Bruce is a legend of BBC One Saturday night TV and it’s fantastic news that he’ll be back to host this exciting one-off special for us.”
Jane Lush commented: “I couldn’t be more excited to be working again with Sir Bruce exactly 10 years since we first embarked on the Strictly Come Dancing adventure together.
“And there is no one I would rather have as a co-producing partner than Jimmy Mulville and the brilliant team at Hat Trick.”
Jimmy Mulville added: “It’s such an honour to be working with Sir Bruce again after his classic appearance on Have I Got News For You 10 years ago and a delight to be co-producing with Jane Lush whose small team seem to have the biggest and best ideas!”