Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth is knighted

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Sir Bruce Forsyth and the QueenPA

Strictly Come Dancing host Bruce Forsyth has received his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

He's been recognised for his services to entertainment after being in showbusiness for 70 years.

He's now 83 years old, but says he has no plans to retire any time soon.

Sir Bruce said: "I just love getting out there and performing and this is a reward that I never expected and hope I'm worthy of."

Sir Bruce Forsyth outside Buckingham PalaceGetty Images
Sir Bruce said it was "absolutely wonderful" to receive his knighthood

He got his big break in 1958 as a host on a variety show called Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

He's become well known for his famous catchphrase, "Nice to see you, to see you, nice".

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson also got an award at Wednesday's ceremony. She was made an MBE.