Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE – 22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017
Sir Bruce Forsyth Dies – aged 89
Love him or not Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE was an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spanned more than 75 years. In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer.
Ending his career, he was a major part of Strictly Come Dancing, which seems in a way a sad yet similar way that Len Goodman has now left Strictly that this generation of the dance world are leaving us. Yet now we have new stars appearing, such as Shirley Ballas takes on the role of head judge.
Sincere sympathy and having served for the British public on TV for so many years may he Rest in Peace RIP.
Sir Bruce Forsyth will be remembered for TV’s shows:
Strictly Come Dancing
The Generation Game
The Price is Right
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Play Your Cards Right
The Muppet Show
The Good Old Days
and many many more appearances in films, TV chat shows, e.g. Friday night with Jonathan Ross, Room 101 and Radio with Wogan and Paul O’Grady.
Bruce Forsyth – his last Appearance
Brucie made his final telly appearance a month later on a Christmas edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
He delivered a recorded message during which he said his famous catchphrase “nice to see you, to see you, nice”.
In the message, he said: “Hello everyone. Well here I am with a message for the nation – I feel a bit like the Queen.
“It’s nice to see you, to see you, nice.
“I can’t tell you how disappointed I am not to be with you on this Christmas Day. Well, actually I can tell you. I’m absolutely gutted.
“I haven’t quite got over my operation, which went very well by the way. But mind you, I was a bit worried when the surgeon stood over me and said, ‘I’ll carve’.