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Bruce Forsyth to take 'Strictly Come Dancing' break

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Bruce Forsyth is to take a break from Strictly Come Dancing midway through the series.

The presenter will miss the show on November 10 so he can rest before hosting the following weekend's live Children in Need episode from Wembley Arena, according to the Daily Mail.

Strictly Come Dancing Week 2: Bruce and Tess

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Claudia Winkleman

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The 84-year-old apparently wants to recuperate from the strain of hosting Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday nights. The Sunday night results show is pre-recorded shortly after the main show finishes.

Tess Daly will serve as the main host, while former It Takes Two presenter Claudia Winkleman will take on Daly's role backstage with the contestants.

Forsyth is said to have negotiated the week-long break with producers before the tenth series began filming in September.

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly
Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - Arrivals
London, England - 11.09.12Mandatory Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com

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A Strictly Come Dancing spokesman said: "Even national treasures are allowed to take a week off. Sir Bruce is taking a short break so he can be on top form and fighting fit for the Children in Need show at Wembley the following week."

The Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special, rumoured to feature performances from Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud, airs on November 17.

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