Sir Bruce Forsyth will be honoured with a special dance tribute on the launch night of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
The TV legend sadly passed away aged 89 on Friday after battling two aneurysms, and his former colleagues have already started rehearsing the “heartfelt” performance to celebrate his life and his 10 years co-hosting the programme.
Louise Rainbow, the show’s executive producer, told The Sun newspaper: “The thoughts of everyone here are still very much with Sir Bruce’s family.
“Of course, we will be paying tribute to Sir Bruce at our launch show and this will include a heartfelt performance from our Strictly professional dancers.
“We all want to celebrate him and all that he loved about the show. Sir Bruce was, and will always be, a huge part of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.”
“Sir Bruce was, and will always be, a huge part of Strictly.”
Recent reports suggested a tribute might include “a Fred Astaire tap dancing spectacular” as well as a montage of his best bits co-presenting alongside Tess Daly.
An insider recently said: “Sir Bruce was greatly missed when he stepped down as the main co-host and only popped back to front the Children In Need and Christmas specials.
“There are lots of things in the mix and we will be liaising with Sir Bruce’s family as we want this to be our way of saying thank you to our favourite.”
Alexandra Burke, Jonnie Peacock and Debbie McGee were the final three contestants confirmed for this year’s ‘Strictly’ on Monday.
They will go up against Chizzy Akudolu, Charlotte Hawkins, Brian Conley, Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King in a bid to win the Glitterball Trophy.