Bruce Forsyth’s favourite 10 Strictly Come Dancing moments
By Sue Carroll 12/20/2008
When Strictly Come Dancing ends tonight, legendary host Bruce Forsyth, 80, will take a well-deserved break. But before packing for his holiday, he took time out to exclusively give the Daily Mirror his 10 best moments from the show…
1. When the magnificent Bette Midler came on to Strictly and made my day when she told me: “You’re my favourite, Brucie.”
2. I had to laugh when I tried to copy Tom Jones’s legendary hip swivelling – he looked at me and observed: “You’ve still got the moves but they’re a bit worn out.”
3. Dancing with Anton Du Beke – I just don’t know where I got the energy. I loved it.
4. I have to say Rachel Stevens’ Argentine tango was a breathtaking moment.
5. Austin Healey’s Paso Doble was a bit special. In any other year Austin would have won.
6. Brendan – and to think they all had him down as a bad boy. He’s been great with Lisa and their quickstep quickened the heart.
7. The gorgeous Cherie Lunghi – what a classy lady she turned out to be and what a fantastic role model. So much for young people supposedly dominating TV.
8. Tom and Camilla’s American Smooth was straight out of the glamorous, good old days of Hollywood movies. I wonder if people have any idea how much work goes into these seemingly effortless performances.
9. OK, I looked up at Jodie Kidd – well who wouldn’t? Such a tall elegant lady who became a beautiful, statuesque goddess on the dancefloor.
10. No list would be complete without John Sergeant – the man who turned Strictly Come Dancing into The Generation Game!