brucie oh dear!

(49 Posts)
Hattie11 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:09:58

I have to confess that I sometimes catch myself chuckling at his jokes.....but I cannot rustle even a smile when he pulls tess into him at the beginning if every show.

Is it just me? Or is it really really wrong. Made even more cringey when tess attempts to giggle in a hugely embarrassed way.

Sparklingbrook Sat 24-Nov-12 22:11:05

He needs to go. It's time. sad

yani Sat 24-Nov-12 22:15:32

Found myself desperately scrambling for remote control when he started undoing bow tie.
Yuk yuk yuk.

I Sky + for dd's so I can fast forward through him and just watch the dancing.

WhatTheFookIsGangnamStyle Sat 24-Nov-12 22:23:43

Tess should go and Emmerdales Edna should be Brucies new partner.

I can't actually watch anything he does - gives me the creeps!

Hattie11 Sat 24-Nov-12 22:30:31

Phew! Glad its not just me. Used to love him in the eighties !

Sparklingbrook Sat 24-Nov-12 22:31:58

He was a hoot on the Generation Game. grin But the time has come. Not disrespectful to him I just think he should have his feet up watching it, not hosting it.

yani Sat 24-Nov-12 22:32:15

Yes, thought might get flamed for not being into Bruce!

Clayhead Sat 24-Nov-12 22:36:06

I think it's getting cruel now - he's no where near his best and getting noticeably worse each year.

I confess to never liking him, even in his prime, but I think someone should do something now as it's getting sad.

SCD was so much better when it was Tess and Claudia the other week; we actually watched it all rather then whiz through the links.

umiaisha Sat 24-Nov-12 22:36:32

I used to love him on the Generation Game too.

Thought tonight he was the most doddery he has ever been, felt quite sorry for him actually

LineRunner Sat 24-Nov-12 22:50:46

I never liked him, either. Ever.

milktraylady Sat 24-Nov-12 22:56:29

After 10 series is a sensible time to bow out.
I agree claudia & tess presenting worked well and it was a great programme.

Why does it have to be an old geezer & young crumpet combo?
Why can't we have 2 great & funny female presenters. Come on beeb get modern!

ivykaty44 Sun 25-Nov-12 21:56:42

If he was female he would have been put out to pasture 20 years ago.

We are told he is loved, but for goodness sake there are people that could do the job better and with a bit more style.

ToffeeCaramel Mon 26-Nov-12 09:48:04

I still really like him and find him funny and will be sad when he does retire.

lurkingfromhome Mon 26-Nov-12 13:07:58

Interesting that ratings increased when it was the Tess & Claud week ...

putonyourredshoes Mon 26-Nov-12 14:54:02

And Tess's clothes are so much better when she's with Claudia and is the lead presenter not the girly sidekick (not great but definitely better).

yani Tue 27-Nov-12 12:31:59

I think Bruno should replace Bruce as presenter. He would be hilarious!
Oh yes.

LittleMissFlustered Tue 27-Nov-12 14:30:17

Can't stand Bruce, and the minions aren't fans either. Time for a change.

tangofan Wed 28-Nov-12 12:39:25

<jumps happily on the bandwagon>

Ive been trigger-happy with the FF button while watching SCD for years now - except the non-Brucie episode.
Unfortunately even only watching the dancing means I still have to put up with him doing the whole "look, look - they're on their feet! That's for you!" Shut UP, Brucie, it's a whole studio of people - I'm sure they've spotted that.<grinds teeth>

ppeatfruit Wed 28-Nov-12 15:29:43

On the SCD thread we've started a Banish Bruce campaign grin I agree he's getting embarrassing; how do we put it politely to the powers at the Beeb that HE HAS TO GO NOW preferably.

ToffeeCaramel Wed 28-Nov-12 19:40:37


Gigondas Wed 28-Nov-12 19:42:59

Nope he should go. I generally forward but like to watch judges comments. IMHO his comments to Craig not only aren't funny but are bullying in tone which is hardly pleasant .

ppeatfruit Wed 28-Nov-12 20:21:36

Yes gigondas there's a touch of bullying, sexism and the homophobe about him maybe it's an age thing but HE SHOULD GO

JustFabulous Wed 28-Nov-12 20:24:29

What is the problem with him dancing with Tess or are you seeing things that aren't there?

ppeatfruit Wed 28-Nov-12 20:29:21

Justfabulous There's fear in Tess's eyes when he dances with grabs her; a lot of people think the same on the SCD thread. It's not just me.

ToffeeCaramel Thu 29-Nov-12 10:05:01

If Tess is scared of him because he grabs her then she needs to report what the problem is. Until then he should probably be presumed innocent.

JustFabulous Thu 29-Nov-12 13:50:46

Why don't you just say what you are alluding too instead of being coy.

They seem very close friends to me and I think they are a great partnership.

iseenodust Thu 29-Nov-12 14:00:17

Time to go. I think Tess often tries to disguise that she doesn't find half his jokes funny.

ppeatfruit Thu 29-Nov-12 16:25:32

Does anyone find his jokes funny? he can't even read them properly off his notes or the autocue and usually 'fluffs' the punchline . It wouldn't matter if it was once or twice but it's ALL the time; the poor man is too old let him go.

Someone on the SCD thread has said can you see them employing an 84 yr old woman in the same capacity?

Chopstheduck Thu 29-Nov-12 16:30:54

He was in front of me in Costco once, with his wife, and housekeeper. Held me up, because his wife wandered off with his payment card. He was very nice, polite, nothing creepy about him at all imo. He did seem rather ageing though, and a bit doddery. I think really it's impressive how well he does do on tv, considering he is 84 and not really that fit any more!

putonyourredshoes Thu 29-Nov-12 16:33:38

In Costco? With his housekeeper?

ppeatfruit Thu 29-Nov-12 16:42:00

I don't think he's creepy just sexist as most men of his age are and past it grin

Clawdy Thu 29-Nov-12 16:51:04

Tess has a permanently fixed uncomfortable smile on her face when she is with BF. Embarrassing.

ppeatfruit Thu 29-Nov-12 17:04:54

Exactly clawdy

Chopstheduck Thu 29-Nov-12 18:33:54

He lives a few miles away from me, and it was reading Costco. I guess everyone shops! I recognised his wife before him actually.

ToffeeCaramel Thu 29-Nov-12 18:37:36

Not read the whole thread, so sorry if this has been mentioned, but how old was Arlene Philips when she was put out to grass?

putonyourredshoes Thu 29-Nov-12 18:43:45

Still though - taking your housekeeper to Costco. You have to agree that's funny.

Chopstheduck Thu 29-Nov-12 18:55:18

She was in a documentary about him, which is why I recognised her. Apparently she has worked for him for years and he seemed to have a lot of respect for her really, and I think she is more of a PA than just a housekeeper.

ppeatfruit Fri 30-Nov-12 09:02:00

Arlene Philips ! (I was trying to remember her name) she was MUCH younger than B.F. that's for sure ToffeeCaramel. She would make a good presenter or Angela Rippon.

ToffeeCaramel Fri 30-Nov-12 09:23:53

It looks like she was 66, although the BBc deny that she was replaced because of her age.

ppeatfruit Fri 30-Nov-12 12:40:22

There's no retirement age now is there? It looks like they'll carry B.F. off in a box !

putonyourredshoes Fri 30-Nov-12 19:23:03

christ - like Tommy Cooper can you imagine.

Please please please tell me I'm not the only one who can't stop laughing at the idea of Brucie and his housekeeper in Costco


Chopstheduck Fri 30-Nov-12 19:40:01

<<clueless>> but still, finding the fact that you find it funny quite amusing! grin

putonyourredshoes Fri 30-Nov-12 19:45:07

bless your heart Chops just for responding!

bakingaddict Fri 30-Nov-12 20:18:37

Not sure about Claudia Winkleman....find her a bit annoying and irritating and don't get me started on that bloody fringe.

It's like the weight of it is pushing down the rest of her face and it makes me want to reach for the scissors. I think Anton Du Beke or Karen Hardy would make good co-presenters and they know the Strictly format already

ppeatfruit Sat 01-Dec-12 09:19:53

putonyourredshoes The rate B.F.'s going I CAN imagine it; He's, no doubt, a hell of a lot older than Tommy Cooper was grin I also find it bizarre that B.F. plus entourage should go to Costco!

JingleBellaTheGymnast Sat 01-Dec-12 14:52:21

Ooh, I love Anton, very witty, he'd be MUCH better.

ppeatfruit Sat 01-Dec-12 16:27:35

How about Miranda and Anton holding up June Whitfield grin

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