Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth cracks his fair share of jokes in between the glitz and glamour of the ballroom – but show bosses say they aren’t telling the celebrities when to laugh.
Recent reports have suggested that “contestants are regularly briefed by producers to give a positive reaction to Bruce’s jokes” but a source close to the show told RadioTimes.com:
“No, no one from production has ever briefed celebrities to laugh at Bruce’s jokes.”
Not that Brucie wants to risk his jokes falling flat on BBC1’s big Saturday night entertainment show, of course.
“Bruce often tells [the celebrities] himself during rehearsals when the jokes are coming,” revealed the source.
Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 7:15pm on BBC1
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