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Summary

  1. Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
  2. Presented some of the BBC's biggest shows during 60-year career
  3. BBC director general Tony Hall: "We’ll miss him dearly"
  4. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman pay tribute

Live Reporting

By Cherry Wilson and Emma Owen

All times stated are UK

  1. Nice to see you...to see you nice

    Thanks for joining us on the live page as tributes were paid to Bruce Forsyth who has died at the age of 89.

    Figures from across the entertainment world came out to remember the TV legend and former Strictly Come Dancing host.

    Read our full story for more on the death of Sir Bruce.

    Nice to see you... to see you nice.

  2. Dame Barbara Windsor mourns the loss of Sir Bruce

    Quote Message: This is the end of a showbusiness era and the last of the truly all round great entertainers that this country has ever produced. I am so sad as I was a massive fan and was in awe of his professionalism. I was lucky enough to know him and was thrilled to be at his last book launch. He will be so sadly missed by all in showbusiness and his millions of fans.
    Quote Message: God bless you Bruce and my thoughts are with his beautiful wife Wilnelia who made him so very happy and his family.
  3. Harry Hill: An incredibly sweet and thoughtful man

    Quote Message: This is a very sad day. As a child of the 70s, Bruce Forsyth was like a God to me. Few people have made us laugh so much for so long.
    Quote Message: I was lucky enough to meet him and found him an incredibly sweet and thoughtful man. I've missed his presence on TV for the last few years and like all his fans I was hoping for one last encore.
  4. How Sir Bruce entertained us

    The BBC's Nick Higham takes a look back at some of Sir Bruce's career highlights.

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    Video caption: How Sir Bruce Forsyth entertained us over the decades
  5. Des O'Connor: The nation will be heartbroken

    Quote Message: I have known him a lifetime. I toured with him in the early days. He was brilliant right from the start. This is such a sad time - the nation will be heartbroken.
    Quote Message: Bruce was so very special, he had such warmth and humour and he was such a superb talent. He will be irreplaceable in people's hearts.
  6. 'A treasured part of my life'

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    Sir Elton John posted an image of himself and Sir Bruce on Instagram along with a tribute.

    Quote Message: So sad to hear about the death of the legendary Bruce Forsyth. It was such an honour to work with him - a brilliant comedian, television host and a lovely man. A treasured part of my life since I was a young boy. My condolences to Wilnelia and his family.
  7. Bruce 'annoyed Sean Connery on purpose'

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    Video caption: Veteran entertainer and presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89.

    Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck paid tribute Sir Bruce on BBC Radio 5 live, saying he was “one of the most talented men this country has ever produced.”

  8. 'He will be deeply missed'

    Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has said he is "extremely sad" to hear the news of Sir Bruce's death.

    "A true legend and national treasure. He will be deeply missed but always remembered."

  9. Sir Bruce's dance moves throughout the years

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    Sir Bruce will be remembered for his charm, his career spanning more than 50 years, his catchphrases - but also for his dance moves.

    One of Britain's most prominent television stars and a staple of Saturday night TV, it's no secret the former Strictly Come Dancing co-host loved to dance.

    We take a look at some of his most famous moves.

  10. Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips pays tribute

    Quote Message: I am so very sad to hear of Bruce's death. To me, he was an indestructible titan, tap dancing his way through life. I've known Bruce since the 70s when we judged a disco dance competition together and the rest is history. Working with him on Strictly was personally a joy. His endless teasing of my judging style, particularly with strong sportsmen, was an ongoing joke. His enormous support after I was let go from the Strictly panel meant so much.
    Arlene Phillips, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Bruce Forsyth
    Quote Message: Bruce was a true legend, to watch him warming up the audience before filming was a masterclass in entertainment. His quick use of comedy to avoid disaster on a live show was beyond compare. Above all, his phenomenal tap dancing skills will always remain with me. Bruce was the best of the best. He was a true national treasure and there will never be another like him. He will be missed by many generations.
  11. 'You were one of mine and the nation's favourites'

    Len Goodman, Strictly's former head judge, has remembered Sir Bruce as one of his "favourite" stars who influenced him throughout his teens.

    Quote Message: As long as I can remember there has always been Bruce on our TV. He was a part of my telly viewing from my teens. So you can imagine my excitement on being asked to be on Strictly and have Bruce, one of my heroes, on the same show.
    Quote Message: He was so kind and encouraging to me, the other judges and all those involved in the show. I used to pop round to his dressing room and chat about stars he met. The truth is there was no one I mentioned he hadn't met. His work ethic, professionalism and charm will be with me forever. One of his catchphrases was 'you're my favourite'. Well, you were one of mine and the nation's favourites. Bruce, it was nice to see you, to see you, nice.