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Sir Bruce's suggestion for the new host of Strictly Come Dancing Credit: PA Images

Replacing a TV legend is always a tall order, but does the Mayor of London have what it takes?

In an interview for Channel 5 News, Sir Bruce Forsyth, when asked who was going to fill his shoes on Strictly Come Dancing said he'd like to see Boris Johnson have a go.

Sir Bruce said he suspected London's Mayor had a good set of dancing shoes. And he offered to take over the job of running the capital as Mr Johnson's replacement.

Sir Bruce Forsyth carries Flame to White City

A chapter of Olympics history came to life today as Sir Bruce Forsyth carried the Olympic torch at the finishing line of the first ever London Games.

The entertainer took the torch outside the BBC's White City, which stand on the site of the White City Stadium that hosted the Olympics in 1908.

Sir Bruce Forsyth with Olympic Flame in White City Credit: PA

He was handed the flame at the point where the stadium's finishing line stood all those years ago by Antoine de Navacelle de Coubertin, a great-grandnephew of the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin.

Sir Bruce Forsyth with Olympic Flame in White City Credit: PA

Speaking afterwards, the veteran TV star said: "I have been waiting for this for 84 years and I have finally done it, I have carried the Olympic torch."Today I did 300 metres but I could have done 1500 metres at a real good pace."


Bruce Forsyth celebrates 70 years in showbusiness

Sir Bruce Forsyth with our Entertainment Correspondent Lucrezia Millarini Credit: ITV News

Sir Bruce Forsyth will be celebrating 70 years of showbusiness at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday. Our Entertainment Correspondent Lucrezia Millarini has been talking to the showbiz legend about his life and family - as well as his impressive fitness regime.