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Why does the bbc continue to employ the dreadful Bruce Forsythe?

(115 Posts)
Dozer Wed 17-Oct-12 20:54:55

Who is pictured this week in a lads' mag with a "bevy of beauties".

He is a terrible presenter. Cringe.

Also double standards re his age. Where are the octegenarian female presenters?

notMarlene Wed 17-Oct-12 20:57:28

dunno. He's one creepy man, IMHO. Bah.

SoleSource Wed 17-Oct-12 20:59:02

Gawd knoes, misplaced loyalty I guess.

Brucey and tbose fuckingCAMERA ANGLES make the programme unwatchable for me sad

LineRunner Wed 17-Oct-12 20:59:30

He's revolting.

GrimAndHumourless Wed 17-Oct-12 21:00:28

vile and not funny at ALL

ugh

sooperdooper Wed 17-Oct-12 21:01:59

Because people keep watching programmes with him in, if the ratings dropped he'd soon be out

LFCisTarkaDahl Wed 17-Oct-12 21:02:12

Because he's a much loved oldie and is benign.

Surely you don't hate him cos he's old and your assuming he's Saville-like? hmm

I don't watch Strictly but I loved him when I was little - thought he was funny when I was 10.

AnyaKnowIt Wed 17-Oct-12 21:02:57

I can't stand him, don't watch anything that has him in it

LineRunner Wed 17-Oct-12 21:04:50

I've loathed him since he was 'young'.

Dozer Wed 17-Oct-12 21:06:30

No LFC, I just really dislike his presenting. Would watch Strictly if he wasn't in it.

The good ratings must surely be despite him?

achillea Wed 17-Oct-12 21:06:39

I like Brucie, but he's got to stop twirling poor Anthea.

WorraLiberty Wed 17-Oct-12 21:07:19

I don't think he's creepy or vile and I can't see how anyone would feel that way about him?

On the other hand, I do find it cringeworthy when he stutters and stammers over his lines, and fails to deliver the unfunny jokes he tells on Strictly.

Dozer Wed 17-Oct-12 21:07:44

He was even part of the BBC's general election coverage. Odd.

Lottapianos Wed 17-Oct-12 21:08:03

He's awful. Just awful. Absolute cringe on Strictly. And a mate of mine met him years ago and said he was a gigantic arsehole and extremely rude.

SoleSource Wed 17-Oct-12 21:08:17

Brucie was tbe best game show host EVER. I adored him. Leslie Crowther was good too.

LineRunner Wed 17-Oct-12 21:08:45

He started bumbling into a 'joke' on SCD about his wife and Fifty Shades and had to turn the TV off.

ToothbrushThief Wed 17-Oct-12 21:09:41

I can't bear to watch him.

SoleSource Wed 17-Oct-12 21:10:58

Lol Line I know it is totally embarrassing.

I cannot watch it grrr and I want to.

Dozer Wed 17-Oct-12 21:11:15

Fifty Shades of Bruce!

confused

Dozer Wed 17-Oct-12 21:12:08

Strictly Shades of Bruce

Viviennemary Wed 17-Oct-12 21:12:55

I've never liked him.

sashh Wed 17-Oct-12 21:13:20

He must have some dirt on someone. I can't see why else he would still be employed.

SoleSource Wed 17-Oct-12 21:15:13

There is usually a quiet, polite laugh from the audience when Bruce tells one of his jokes.

Lottapianos Wed 17-Oct-12 21:15:49

Oh dear god I'm so glad I missed the Fifty Shades moment!

achillea Wed 17-Oct-12 21:15:56

The BBC has some very odd celebrities that get a disproportionate amount of airtime that doesn't match up to their talent (thinking Chris Evans).

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