The TV veteran hosted ‘Strictly’ alongside Tess Daly for 11 series, eventually stepping down in 2014.
Following the news of his death, bosses are now deciding how to pay tribute to Bruce when this year’s series of ‘Strictly’ kicks off, according to reports.
A show source is quoted as telling the Daily Star: “We couldn’t let the opening episode of the new ‘Strictly’ pass without paying a big tribute to the great man.
On Friday (18 August), the ‘Strictly’ team was among the hundreds of people who rushed to pay tribute to Bruce, while the BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall praised him for being “one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known”.
He said: “I’ve never seen anyone quite like him when it comes to performing in front of a crowd. He had a remarkable chemistry with his audience – that’s what made him such an amazing professional and why he was so loved.
“He has been part of all of our lives, and we’ll miss him dearly.”
Tess and Claudia Winkleman also shared their condolences on social media within hours of the announcement, and ‘Strictly’ judges past and present soon followed suit.