Graham Norton has ruled himself out of taking over from Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing.

The talk show host has claimed that he's too "lazy" to take over the job. 

Norton has been touted as one of the favourites for the presenting gig after it was announced that Forsyth was quitting the BBC One show.

He told The Sun that he's already too busy hosting The Graham Norton Show on Friday evenings and his Radio 2 show on Saturday mornings, saying: "I wouldn't jump at the chance. I really enjoy the show but it's a very tough gig. I think it's very hard for a new person to take over, and I'm quite lazy.

"It would be a bit weird to also be on Saturday night and Sunday night."

The presenter suggested that the show would fare well with current co-hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman rather than trying to replace veteran presenter Forsyth.

He added: "If they just stick with Tess and Claudia then I think that's the sensible way forward. I think as a tried-and-tested duo they're great and work really well together.

"But if they did want someone new then the advantage is that it's a show that's up and running so whoever wants to present it will know whether they like it or not.

"It's much harder to go into a new format where you don't know what it's like."