(I like the idea of Terry Wogan actually, or how about
One more name. Just for fun. It would be really fun.
. You know it would be.
You're off your rocker.
This has got ridiculous now.
The fact is there is a very short list of people who could replace Brucie.
Being the most likely.
Jon, I clearly wasn't being serious about Dara O'Brien or Stephen Fry - it would make for startlingly awkward television, but that's why it would be good. I doubt either man could buy into the seriousness of the competition, which would make it a damn sight more watchable for someone like me. Clearly not going to happen, and I wouldn't suggest it actually did, but anyone who thinks someone like John Barrowman or Graham Norton could maintain the current setup's fairly delicate balance of seriousness and fun is, I think, mad. Someone like Wogan would be fine, but Barrowman/Norton would make it
camp and yet not serious enough.
By the way, what's the betting Forsyth makes a guest appearance in the audience during an early broadcast, and then is a surprise (in that it's leaked weeks in advance and press released days before) co-host of the final? Bringing him back next series in a very limited capacity might help ease the transition, and allow him a proper farewell (from the main series) at the end.
Out of interest can anyone think of any previous contestants who producers might like? They've gone that route before (Kaplinsky as co-host, Alesha Dixon as judge)?