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Sir Bruce Forsyth: Eric Sykes was 'wonderfully funny'

4 July 2012 Last updated at 13:30 BST

Sir Bruce Forsyth has paid tribute to the comic actor and writer Eric Sykes, who has died at the age of 89.

Sykes found fame in a series of TV sitcoms from the 1950s, including Sykes And A... alongside Hattie Jacques.

Sir Bruce praised the star's 'inventive brain' and described him as a "comedy genius".