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Sir Bruce Forsyth

The legend that is Sir Bruce Forsyth is synonymous with Strictly Come Dancing.

Bruce has been the co-presenter of Strictly since its launch on BBC One in 2004. He is a much-loved British showman, comedian and entertainer who became a household name in the UK through shows such as Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Generation Game and The Price Is Right.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth

Bruce was born in Edmonton, North London and as a child was inspired to learn dance by watching Fred Astaire in films. Bruce first appeared on television in 1939 as a child, singing and dancing on a talent show and continued to perform throughout and after the Second World War in pantomimes and circuses, where he became renowned for his strong-man act. He rose to stardom in September 1958 as the compère of Sunday Night at the London Palladium and has danced with an array of iconic figures such as Julie Andrews and Sammy Davis Jr.

After the success of the Palladium, Bruce's next venture was as a gameshow host on The Generation Game followed by amongst others, Play Your Cards Right, You Bet, and The Price Is Right.

Bruce's showbiz awards include a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award, a CBE and an OBE for his services to entertainment. In June 2011 Bruce was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Bruce's catchphrases are legendary and popular favourites include "Nice to see you, to see you, nice!", "Didn't they do well?" and "You're my favourites!"

Bruce has five daughters and one son. He is married to former Miss World, Wilnelia Merced. Apart from dancing, Bruce's passion is playing golf.

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