He has also explained what it was like telling fellow presenter Tess Daly about his decision, likening the situation to breaking up with a girlfriend.
Brucie has taken a bow and left 'Strictly'
“I’m very sad at leaving the show but will be watching as a viewer,” he added.
The TV legend has also denied that he was told to leave by the BBC, stating: “It was my decision completely.
Brucie won’t be disappearing completely either and he’s got a few projects planned already.
Bruce presented ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ alongside Tess Daly for 10 years. Speculation is already mounting as to who will replace him, and Tess’s husband Vernon Kay, Claudia Winkle and Anton du Beke have all been rumoured as possible presenters.