Sir Bruce Forsyth lays into Louis Walsh again

'He hasn't been anywhere,' in showbiz, says Strictly host of the man who wished him dead
Sir Bruce Forsyth lays into Louis Walsh again.

Sir Bruce Forsyth has reignited his feud with Louis Walsh, saying the X Factor judge hasn't had a varied TV career.

In 2010 the 84-year-old presenter branded the ITV1 show "embarrassing" and the Irish music mogul hit back saying the veteran host is "too old" and should be dead.

Speaking during filming for the series opener of BBC One's Strictly tomorrow night (15.09.12), Forsyth told the audience: "I never said Louis Walsh was a karaoke judge - that was a reader. Then he said I should be dead.

"He apologised - but then did an interview with the Radio Times and said it all again.

"And he said, 'I'm not sure I can do another X Factor.' Well, he can always make a comeback - because he hasn't been anywhere."

Also in 2010, Bruce argued the X Factor was "embarrassing" for contestants and he didn't think it was "entertaining".

He said: "It's not my cup of tea, I haven't watched an entire show. I can't hear people singing for two hours, that to me is not entertainment.

"I'm an old variety performer. I want to see a juggler, or something to break it up. I hate seeing people disappointed in public. It can be embarrassing at times."

But the row then exploded when Louis hit back, calling for Bruce to retire.

He said: "He doesn't know anything about young people or modern entertainment. His time is finished. Brucie is too old.

"He's from a different era. He shouldn't even be a live at his age."

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