Sir Bruce Forsyth has signed up to share a stage with Bob Dylan, Suede and Primal Scream at this year's Hop Farm Music Festival.
Richard Hopkins embraced the age of reality television. He steered Big Brother to both fame and infamy before launching Strictly Come Dancing, then took that format to the US and more than 30 other countries as Dancing with the Stars. The idea of teaming celebrities with professional ballroom dancers to impress judges and viewers caught on quickly after the BBC first screened Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.
Pompoms and marching batons took centre stage in London as more than 8,000 performers took part in the annual New Year's Day Parade.
After nearly 70 years in showbusiness, and more than five decades bringing relentless cheer to television viewers, Bruce Forsyth is to become a knight.
The Business Secretary Vince Cable today confirmed his intention to star in a Christmas edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
"Ann Widdecombe is up for a laugh and seems to be enjoying herself. She is being very entertaining – light entertainment harms no one."
It's always nice to see him, to see him nice – but, yet again, there's no knighthood for Bruce Forsyth
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Bruce Forsyth will be taking home a slimmer pay packet for fronting the forthcoming series after taking a pay cut, he confirmed.