Sir Bruce Forsyth collects knighthood from Queen

Legendary TV entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has collected his knighthood from the Queen.

Sir Bruce Forsyth has collected his knighthood from the Queen.

The Strictly Come Dancing host was awarded a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June. Today he collected his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The 83 year-old has been at the forefront British television for the past 60 years and has been in showbuisness for over 70 years.

Sir Bruce has hosted a number of television programmes over the years, including The Generation Game and The Price Is Right. There had been a long running campaign to get Sir Bruce knighted for his services to entertainment. Prior to receiving the knighthood, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.

Bruce began his television career as host of ATV’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium in the late 1950s, its game show Beat The Clock gave him his first catchphrase ‘I’m in charge!”. Other game shows followed including in 1971 The Generation Game for the BBC and Play Your Cards Right for London Weekend Television in the 1980s.

Still in demand in the 1990s he hosted a revived Gen Game and later another reboot of Leslie Crowther’s old quiz The Price Is Right. In 2001, having parted ways with ITV, Sir Bruce was lured to BBC One as the lead host of celebrity ballroom contest Strictly Come Dancing.

Classic catchphrases include ‘Nice to see you, to see you nice!” and ‘Didn’t they do well?!”.