Sir Bruce Forsyth to make live stage return
- 24 November 2011
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Sir Bruce Forsyth is to return to the London stage next year for the first time in more than a decade, to celebrate 70 years in showbusiness.
The 83-year-old Strictly Come Dancing host will perform for one night only at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 May 2012.
"I can't believe it's been such a long time since I last did what I love best - working to a live theatre audience," Sir Bruce said.
The show, Bruce Forsyth - Bruce Live, will be a mixture of comedy and music.
An orchestra will accompany the veteran entertainer as he performs a selection of swing tunes from his critically acclaimed album, These Are My Favourites.
Sir Bruce said: "Television is great, but for me as a performer nothing compares to a live theatre show."
The star, who began his career on the music hall circuit as a teenager, was Britain's highest-paid entertainer by the 1960s, earning £1,000 a week.
However, he arguably remains best known for fronting gameshows such as The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right.
He currently co-hosts BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing - now in its ninth year - with Tess Daly.