Bruce Forsyth's Hall Of Fame commissioned for BBC One

As soon as I heard about this I thought it was a wonderful idea; I can't help being excited.Bruce Forsyth
Date: 24.07.2014     Last updated: 24.07.2014 at 11.33
BBC Entertainment has commissioned a new show for legendary host Sir Bruce Forsyth, Bruce Forsyth's Hall Of Fame (w/t) for BBC One.

Much-loved national television icon, the legendary Sir Bruce Forsyth, is back in his first show since announcing he is stepping down from hosting Strictly Come Dancing after more than a decade. In Bruce Forsyth's Hall Of Fame (w/t), Saturday night entertainment comes to life with some of the biggest names in show business taking to the stage to celebrate the artists who inspired their careers.

This show puts a modern twist on the most famous acts of all time. It's a chance for today's stars to pay homage to their heroes and find out what it's like to perform as their showbiz legends would have done. The artists take it in turn to wow viewers with show-stopping performances and treat the audience to a great Saturday night in.

Bruce Forsyth's Hall Of Fame (w/t) is a Kalooki Pictures and Hat Trick co-production for BBC One. It has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Mark Linsey, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning. The Executive Producers are Jane Lush and Jimmy Mulville. The series producer is Martin Dance (Derren Brown, Comic and Sport Relief, Dave's One Night Stand).

Sir Bruce Forsyth says: “As soon as I heard about this I thought it was a wonderful idea; I can't help being excited. It will also be great to work with Jane again and with Jimmy.”

Mark Linsey says: “Bruce is a legend of BBC One Saturday night TV and it’s fantastic news that he’ll be back to host this exciting one-off special for us.”

Jane Lush comments: “I couldn't be more excited to be working again with Sir Bruce exactly 10 years since we first embarked on the Strictly Come Dancing adventure together. And there is no one I would rather have as a co-producing partner than Jimmy Mulville and the brilliant team at Hat Trick.”

Jimmy Mulville adds: "It's such an honour to be working with Sir Bruce again after his classic appearance on Have I Got News For You 10 years ago and a delight to be co-producing with Jane Lush whose small team seem to have the biggest and best ideas!"

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