You won\'t see Maiden man judging talent show anytime soon
The Sun reports that the BBC offered Maiden's frontman a position on forthcoming pop talent show, The Voice, but Bruce (inevitably) turned it down.
But Bruce said: "That show sounds so cr*p and demeaning to everyone involved, I took great delight in turning the BBC down.
"The X Factor is appalling enough, it's no better than Opportunity Knocks."
Maiden will play in the UK later this month on the final leg of their Final Frontier World Tour.
20/07/2011 Glasgow - Glasgow SECC
22/07/2011 Aberdeen - Aberdeen AECC
23/07/2011 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - Metro Radio Arena
24/07/2011 Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena
27/07/2011 Nottingham - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
28/07/2011 Manchester - Manchester MEN Arena
31/07/2011 Aberdeen - Aberdeen AECC
01/08/2011 Cardiff - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
03/08/2011 Belfast - Odyssey Arena
05/08/2011 London - O2 Arena
06/08/2011 London - O2 Arena