Alan Carr hopes Bruce Forsyth would be proud
11 December 2017 - 11:00 AM

Alan Carr hopes Bruce Forsyth would be proud

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Alan Carr hopes his "The Price is Right" remake would have made Sir Bruce Forsyth "proud".

The 41-year-old presenter is fronting a one-off special of the classic game show - which originally broadcast in the UK in 1984 - on Channel 4 on December 30, and he wishes the programme's former host, who died in August, was still around to see it.

He said: "I loved Sir Bruce. I definitely think Brucie was the master of it all - his way with people, he'd get people to be willing to have the mick taken out of them.

"He got the tone just right.

"He died just after I made the show. I'd have liked him to have seen it, I hope I did him proud."

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Alan will also broadcast a Christmas Day (25.12.17) edition of "Chatty Man" and his "New Year Specstacular" on New Year's Eve (31.12.17), and while viewers enjoy seeing his guests tuck into his well-stocked drinks cabinet, the presenter admits he feels "survivor's guilt" at being the only sober person at the end of the night.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I get a bit of survivor's guilt when I do it, because you're basically stepping over drunk celebrities by the end."

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Bruce hosted "The Price is Right" - which sees contestants try to win cash and prizes by guessing the prices of household items in a variety of different games - from 1995 to 2001, but he wasn't the only host.

Leslie Crowther was the original British host, but news presenter Bob Warman took over in 1989 when the show moved from ITV to Sky 1.

In 1995, when the programme moved back to ITV, Bruce held the reins.

Joe Pasquale took the helm when ITV revived the contest in 2006, but it was cancelled after just a year because of disappointing viewing figures.

The programme is the world's longest-running game show, as it first aired in the US in 1956, with the UK edition starting in 1984.

If Alan's one-off special is a hit with viewers, it could be set for a full series.

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