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Sir Bruce Forsyth: I'm living 'on borrowed time'

Sir Bruce Forsyth believes he is living "on borrowed time" and says the relentless schedule of Strictly Come Dancing "can drag you down".

Bruce Forsyth says he is "living on borrowed time". Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

But despite feeling his age, the 85-year-old TV presenter, who first appeared on Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1958, said he would not be retiring just yet, even if the hit BBC show might not be part of his long-term future.

Sir Bruce told The Sun (£): "The constant week-after-week can drag you down, especially when you are getting older."

"I know I'm on borrowed time. There's no getting away from it. When I look at all my friends that have gone - Eric Sykes, Frankie Howerd, Sammy Davis Jr - I know I'm on borrowed time".

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Glastonbury audience 'sensational'

Sir Bruce performs in the Avalon stage Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Sir Bruce Forsyth says his performance on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury Festival was one of the "best experiences of my career".

The 85-year-old, who danced his way on stage to the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune, invited members of the public to join him on stage to perform to the 2,500 crowd.

"We were getting laughs where we don't usually get laughs. They were sensational," he said.

"I'm a bit shocked now because I didn't expect it to affect me so much. It was so emotional at the end; I wanted to grab them and give them a big hug because they were so happy and so friendly."

"I felt the same as Mick Jagger. He wasn't asked before either," he joked.

"It's been a wonderful week - in fact it's been a great year, ever since the knighthood it's been a wonderful time in my life and I wonder why I deserve it," he said. "I think I'm very lucky."

Sir Bruce Forsyth to take to the stage at Glastonbury

Sir Bruce Forsyth will join the Rolling Stones and Dizzee Rascal by performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The 85-year-old is expected to entertain festivalgoers with songs from his solo album These Are My Favourites.

Sir Bruce will take to the stage at this year's Glastonbury.

Writing in the Daily Mail, he said the one-man show was "A bit of singing, a bit of dancing, a bit of piano (a lot of people don't know I play piano) and an awful lot of laughter, I hope".

The showbiz veteran might seem an unlikely addition to the line-up, but Glastonbury has a history of unusual acts.

The Wombles played the festival in 2011 - sparking speculation that organisers had made a mistake and were meant to book Liverpudlian indie rockers The Wombats

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