As much as we love Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly on Strictly, the show just really isn’t the same without our Brucie.
For a man in his 80s he most definitely was a sprightly ball of fun that lit up the screen and is still very much missed.
But sadly it looks like we will not see him back on our screens.
It has now emerged that the 89-year old light entertainment star is so poorly friends fear he may never perform again.
After suffering a fall back in 2015, the veteran entertainer was diagnosed with two aortic aneurysms and was forced to undergo keyhole surgery which has meant he has been housebound ever since.
However, while we might not have seen him in public, his old showbiz mates are still keeping tabs on him.
Sadly what they have to say is not too positive, either.
Close pal Jimmy Tarbuck, 77, recently spoke about Bruce during a show in Blackpool and reassured fans that although he was poorly, Bruce is on ‘good form’.
He later said: “He’s okay, but he’s a bit frail. He’s had an aneurysm.
“It’s very serious. I saw him a week ago, but he is on good form.”
After his fall and key hole surgery back in 2015, Bruce was initially expected to recover in two months, but it appears to have taken him a lot longer.
In fact he was so unwell that he was not fit enough to attend the funerals of his very good friends Terry Wogan and Ronnie Corbett.
Earlier this year his wife of 33 years, Wilnelia, explained that Bruce was having problems moving.
“He’s the man I fell in love with because his brain is still there,” she told The Mirror. “He has a bit of a problem moving but we still laugh and talk.”
But then back in March, Bruce spent five days in intensive care at St Peter’s Hospital in March with a severe chest infection, where daughter Julie Forsyth said he was “doing great”.