Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (born 22 February 1928) is the British national treasure better known as Bruce Forsyth, or affectionately as Brucie.
Forsyth’s long career has seen him presenting favourites such as Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, You Bet! and in recent years, Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly. He has been in show business for 70 years, starting at 14 with a song and dance act called, ‘Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom!’
Revered by the British public, on 27 February 2005, the BBC screened A BAFTA Tribute to Bruce Forsyth, to mark the entertainer’s 60 years in show business, and on 24 February 2008, they featured an 85-minute programme celebrating the star’s 80th birthday, called, ‘Happy Birthday Brucie!’
Forsyth was awarded an OBE on 1998, a CBE in 2006 and a Knighthood in 2011.
And not forgetting his catchphrases; ‘Nice to see you, to see you, nice’ has been voted the most popular UK catchphrase of all time by the British public!
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