Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth Quick Links

News Pictures Quotes RSS

A sculpture of Sir Bruce Forsyth is one of the pieces at the Heads at the Tower A Retrospective exhibition by Royal sculptor Frances Segelman. The collection of work is on display at the Tower of London in aid of the Stroke Association. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th October 2016

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth Has Not Retired From Showbiz Yet

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has not quit showbiz, his manager has confirmed.

The 88-year-old, who is still recovering from surgery after a serious fall at his home in Surrey last year, was reported to have quietly retired after 77 years in showbiz.

But according to his manager Ian Wilson, Forsyth has made ‘no formal or informal decision’ about his retirement.

Continue reading: Bruce Forsyth Has Not Retired From Showbiz Yet

Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' launch held at Elstree Studios, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Bruce Forsyth steps down from Strictly Come DancingSir Bruce Forsyth Strictly Come Dancing 2012 launch - Arrivals London, England - 11.09.12 Featuring: Sir Bruce Forsyth Where: London, United Kingdom When: 11 Sep 2012

Bruce Forsyth and Strictly Come
Bruce Forsyth, Strictly Come and Tess Daly

Ola Jordan Says Bruce Forsyth Nearly Caught Her Having Sex Backstage At 'Strictly'

Ola Jordan Bruce Forsyth Strictly Come Dancing

Ola Jordan has revealed that she once dodged a potentially very embarrassing incident with Sir Bruce Forsyth backstage at ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. In her new book, Strictly Ola: My Story, which is being serialised in the Mail on Sunday, the dancer described how she and husband James Jordan once got very passionate in the dressing room, only to be nearly caught by Brucie.

Ola Jordan and James JordanOla and James were nearly caught having sex by none other than Bruce Forsyth

Ola writes that she loved working with the TV legend, describing him as a 'genuine and lovely man'. She said that whenever you bumped into Bruce in the BBC TV Centre corridors, he’d always stop for a chat to ask how things were going, but one day she really wished he hadn’t.

Continue reading: Ola Jordan Says Bruce Forsyth Nearly Caught Her Having Sex Backstage At 'Strictly'

Sir Bruce Forsyth "Doing Much Better" After Heart Surgery

Bruce Forsyth

British entertainment icon Sir Bruce Forsyth is “doing much better” as he continues his long journey to recovery after a life-saving heart operation he had nearly seven months ago.

The 88 year old presenter had sparked new concerns over his health after it was announced at the weekend that he would not be attending the public launch of his wife Lady Wilnelia Forsyth-Johnson’s new range of candles, because of “mobility issues”.

Bruce Forsyth Lady WilneliaSir Bruce Forsyth and his wife Lady Wilnelia in 2015

Continue reading: Sir Bruce Forsyth "Doing Much Better" After Heart Surgery

Sir Bruce Forsyth Pulls Out Of 'Strictly' Christmas Special

Bruce Forsyth Claudia Winkleman Tess Daly Strictly Come Dancing

Sir Bruce Forsyth has been forced to cancel his scheduled appearance on the Christmas special of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ because of concerns over his health.

The veteran presenter, 87, underwent an operation on an abdominal aortic aneurysm in mid-November, but his doctors have decided that the filming, due to start to next week, will come too soon for Forsyth “to have made a full recovery”.

The BBC released a statement on Thursday (December 3rd) saying that “Due to the long studio hours, he is unable to host the show, but will still play a part in the production.” The episode itself will be broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC One, and regular host Claudia Winkleman will be taking over Forsyth’s presenting duties for the short special episode.

Continue reading: Sir Bruce Forsyth Pulls Out Of 'Strictly' Christmas Special

Sir Bruce Forsyth Returning For 'Strictly Come Dancing' Special Episode For 'Children In Need'

Bruce Forsyth Tess Daly

Sir Bruce Forsyth is to make a one-off return to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for a special episode during ‘Children In Need’, which will feature the cast of fellow BBC family favourite ‘Call The Midwife’.

The fundraising evening of programming will see the 87 year old veteran reunited with his former ‘Strictly’ co-host Tess Daly, as stars such as Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Jack Ashton and Stephen McGann compete for the Pudsey Glitter Ball trophy with professional partners Ian Waite, Joanne Clifton, Brendan Cole and Oti Mabuse.

Of course, there’s a cast member of ‘Call The Midwife’ currently competing in the main ‘Strictly’ competition this year, with Helen George impressing the judges with her moves, and the rest of the cast will be hoping to match her impressive performances.

Continue reading: Sir Bruce Forsyth Returning For 'Strictly Come Dancing' Special Episode For 'Children In Need'

Sir Bruce Forsyth Taken To Hospital After Falling At His Home

Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth has been admitted to hospital after he sustained minor injuries and a concussion after slipping and falling in his home.

The 87 year old former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenter, and perennial British TV favourite, was taken to hospital on Thursday (October 8th) and, after undergoing a series of tests and scans, was ordered by doctors to take a week of complete rest.

It means that Forsyth has had to pull out of his scheduled appearance this weekend hosting his BBC variety show ‘Bruce’s Hall of Fame’. He had been due to take to the stage alongside Catherine Tate and Alexander Armstrong at London’s Dominion Theatre, but instead the latter has been bumped up to the role of compere for the evening.

Continue reading: Sir Bruce Forsyth Taken To Hospital After Falling At His Home

Bruce Forsyth and Wilnelia Merced - Caudwell Children's Butterfly Ball - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th June 2015

Bruce Forsyth and Wilnelia Merced
Claire Caudwell, Bruce Forsyth, Wilnelia Merced and John Caudwell
Bruce Forsyth and Wilnelia Merced
Bruce Forsyth and Wilnelia Merced

Bruce Forsyth - An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Wayne Rooney, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan's Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The famous personalities, as well as patrons, ambassadors and patients of Alder Hey, have shown their support for the campaign by wearing the scarves with their initial displayed as a collegiate style appliqué letter. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: "Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for us. "We're extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones." The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Tinie Tempah and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter prefect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. The money raised by Alphabet Scarves will go towards a new state-of-the-art children's hospital, education and research centre 'Alder Hey in the Park'. Planned to open in 2015, Europe's only children's 'hospital in a park' will bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families. Coupled with first class teaching and research the hospital will be designed to attract the best talent in the world. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children's Charity "We are incredibly excit - - Tuesday 28th October 2014

Bruce Forsyth

Abbey Clancy Crowned 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2013 Winner

Strictly Come Dancing Abigail Clancy Sophie Ellis-Bextor Bruce Forsyth Len Goodman

Abbey Clancy was named the winner of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday (21 Dec.) night, earning her and professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec the glitter ball trophy. Clancy emerged victorious from an all-female final, beting actress Natalie Gumede, newsreader Susanna Reid and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor to the grand prize.

Abbey ClancyNatalie Gumede
Clancy and ex-Corrie star Natalie Gumede were the best performers on the night

BBC Breakfast presenter Reid had been the bookie's favourite to take home the award, but after a valiant display from Clancy in the final episode of the season, the viewers at home voted Mrs Peter Crouch to be the Dancing Queen, also preventing Reid from being the third BBC presenter to win the contest. Clancy later called Strictly "the most perfect experience I've had" and her professional partner Skorjanec, who made his debut on the series this season, said: "I can't believe this; it's just mad."

Continue reading: Abbey Clancy Crowned 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2013 Winner

Bruce Forsyth Not Up For Saturday's 'Strictly Come Dancing' After Falling Ill With Flu

Bruce Forsyth Tess Daly Claudia Winkleman

Bruce Forsyth has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Saturday show of 'Strictly Come Dancing' after suffering from a nasty onset of the dreaded flu.

It's rare for the 85-year-old entertainer to miss a day of work with his last absence from a show being in 2009 - a good record for someone of his age. However, the BBC has revealed that he is once again simply too ill to present the dance contest this week. 

"Sir Bruce Forsyth has the flu and therefore isn't feeling well enough to present tomorrow's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One," read a statement from the BBC. Don't worry too much though as the TV company also added, "The show looks forward to his return next week." Meanwhile, his place alongside Tess Daly has been temporarily usurped by Claudia Winkleman, whose usual post is the Sunday night results show. 

Continue reading: Bruce Forsyth Not Up For Saturday's 'Strictly Come Dancing' After Falling Ill With Flu

BGT Finalists Aren't Shaken By Bruce Forsyth's Derogatory Comments

Bruce Forsyth Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent was blasted by telly host and national treasure Bruce Forsyth this week, with the veteran host commenting on the "damaging" effect appearing on the show could have on children. Despite his words, it seems as though some people involved in this years show have failed to acknowledge Brucie's point, saying they see no potentially harmful side-effects of appearing in the show.

Speaking on Richard Bacon's 5 Live show on Monday (May 27), Brucie said that although he admires the format of BGT, he could never approve of having young children take part. He told Bacon, "To put them on that time of the evening with millions watching, the great big theatre and the emotions - it could be disastrous for a child."

On Monday's live BGT show, Cowell addressed the comments himself, referring to Forsyth as "Mr Grumpy," which is very rich coming from Cowell. Speaking after the performances of young performers Youth Creation and Arisxandra Libantino, who is 11-years-old, he said, "If you've got it, you've got it, who cares how old you are? It was one of the best performances of the night and I'd like to dedicate this one to Bruce."

Continue reading: BGT Finalists Aren't Shaken By Bruce Forsyth's Derogatory Comments

Bruce Forsyth Reckons Britain’s Got Talent Shouldn’t Include Kids

Bruce Forsyth Ant and Dec

British television legend Bruce Forsyth – current presenter of Strictly Come Dancing – has announced that children shouldn’t be allowed on Britain’s Got Talent.

"I don't think they should put children on that are too young. If you're going to do that, have a separate show. Have a children's show, British Children Have Talent," Forsyth told The Mail on Sunday. "To put little children through that kind of an ordeal, I think that is wrong. I think it was last year some poor little girl of about 11 was crying her eyes out on there. I don't think that's entertainment." BGT – hosted by Ant and Dec – has become one of the most popular shows on television as it pits contestants against each other in singing, dancing, magic tricks or even dog shows. Forsyth, too, has become a British staple over the years. Speaking of his return to Strictly Come Dancing, he added: "It's looking like I'll definitely be doing it and I'm looking forward to it." Forsyth recently revealed that he wants Ant & Dec to replace him on Strictly if he quits.

"So many people have been put in the frame, but I'd love Ant and Dec to do it. I think they'd do an amazing job," he said, fully endorsing the Geordie pair, who rose to prominence with their cheeky antics on Byker Grove and their musical styling as PJ & Duncan.

Continue reading: Bruce Forsyth Reckons Britain’s Got Talent Shouldn’t Include Kids

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth Quick Links

News Pictures Quotes RSS
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.