The 89 year old entertainment icon has spent five nights in hospital after developing a chest infection last weekend.
Legendary entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has reportedly spent five nights in intensive care in hospital having developed a severe chest infection.
The 89 year old presenter and showman is said to have been rushed to hospital on Sunday evening (February 26th) after falling ill, and was still in an intensive care unit as of Thursday night when the Daily Mail reported the news.
However, Forsyth is expected to be moved to a private room on Friday (March 3rd) before returning to his home in Surrey with his wife, Lady Wilnelia, at the weekend.
However, the 88 year old star suffered another fall at home recently, which set back his recovery from keyhole surgery.
Sir Bruce Forsyth’s long-term recovery from his various health problems recently took another setback, with the entertainer’s wife Lady Wilnelia revealing that he suffered another fall at home while recovering from surgery.
Wilnelia appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ on Thursday (November 10th), and gave an update as to how the 88 year old entertainment legend was recovering from keyhole surgery he underwent late last year. Forsyth went under the knife when doctors found two aneurysms when a full body scan was conducted after his first fall at his home in Surrey, which happened back in October 2015.
Sir Bruce Forsyth with his wife, Lady Wilnelia, in 2015
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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
It had been claimed the 88-year-old presenter was done with television for good.
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.
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He'll be reunited with Tess Daly for the special, which will see four cast members of 'Call The Midwife' competing.
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.
The TV legend suffered minor cuts and a concussion, and has had to cancel his appearance in his variety show 'Bruce's Hall of Fame'.
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.
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The show's 11th season saw Clancy emerge victorious in an all-girl final
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.
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."
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Bruce Forsyth has had to cancel his appearance on 'Strictly' this weekend after being diagnosed with flu.
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.
Following his accusation that appearing on the show too young could have regrettable side effects, it appears as though there are few involved on BGT who care.
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."
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The legendary presenter also endorses some younger talent
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.
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Louis Smith was last night crowned this years Strictly Come Dancing champion, wowing both the audiences and the judges with his light feet to take home this years glitter ball trophy.
The 23-year-old Olympic silver medalist beat off competition from actress Dani Harmer, TV presenter Denise Van Outen and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh in the much vied for final, making him the show's 10th victor. An overwhelmed, but still slightly jovial, Louis said after he was awarded this years title, "I can finally say I won something in the year 2012!"
With his fleet-footed rendition of the Charleston, Louis swept off the injury problems that have plagued him throughout the competition as though they weren't there, to perform a near faultless dance routine with his partner Flavia Cacace. The Olympian sustained a number of injuries throughout the show's 14-week run, including problems with his back - which limited the number of lifts he could perform - as well as a knee problem that he said would require surgery now the show is over.
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Date of birth
22nd February, 1928