‘Fitting’ tribute to beloved Brucie
SIR Bruce Forsyth is to be honoured with an event at the venue where he first captured the nation’s heart.
The beloved comedian, singer, dancer and presenter — who died in August — will be remembered at the London Palladium in a BBC Studios event on the eve of what would have been his 90th birthday, February 21.
The hour-long celebration will feature the live Strictly Come Dancing band and vocalists, led by Dave Arch, as well as onstage tributes from guests, dance performances, music and comedy.
It will then be broadcast on BBC One at a later date.
BBC director of content Charlotte Moore said: ‘I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to our dear friend Bruce than this celebration at the Palladium — a theatre he so loved.
‘Bruce was such a favourite with the BBC One audience, who I know will savour this hour of entertainment, music and commemoration of a true showbiz legend.’
Sir Bruce cemented his place in the hearts of the nation following his stint as the host of ITV’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1958.
In 2005, a bust of Sir Bruce’s head was placed inside the venue, to mark his long-running relationship with the theatre.
Author: Anna Thomson