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Bruce Forsyth returning to screens in BBC variety show

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Sir Bruce Forsyth will return to screens as part of a one-off variety show later this year, it has been announced.

Bruce Forsyth's Hall Of Fame will give comedians, singers and actors the opportunity to "emulate their heroes" in front of a live theatre audience.

Sir Bruce Forsyth

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Airing on BBC One, the variety show will be made by former Strictly Come Dancing commissioner Jane Lush and her new company Kalooki Pictures.

It will be Forsyth's first show since leaving Strictly Come Dancing after the 2013 series.

Lush called Forsyth a "legend of BBC One Saturday night TV", before adding: "I couldn't be more excited to be working again with Sir Bruce exactly 10 years since we first embarked on the Strictly Come Dancing adventure together."

The former Splash Media managing director, who will be joined by Hat Trick Production managing director Jimmy Mulville as executive producer and Martin Dance as series producer, hopes that the show will become an established brand.

JUNE 30: Sir Bruce Forsyth performs on the Avalon Stage at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Worthy Farm

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Forsyth recently addressed his departure from the BBC dancing show, admitting that it left him "mentally and physically" exhausted.

He will be replaced by Claudia Winkleman, who will present the new series alongside Tess Daly.

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