Bruce Forsyth records duet with his granddaughter

Veteran entertainer and budding stage star team up on a Nat King Cole cover


Bruce Forsyth has teamed up with his granddaughter to record a duet for a new album.


The veteran entertainer, who will be knighted at Buckingham Palace today, will release the track as part of his album, These Are My Favourites, in November.

Budding stage star Sophie Purdie, whose mother is Bruce’s daughter Julie Forsyth, duetted with Bruce on a rendition of Nat King Cole’s song Smile.

The newly dubbed Sir Bruce said that the recording came about after he mentioned his talented daughter to the album’s producers, who expected her to be a young child, and were surprised to discover that she’s actually 19.

“I got Sophie to come over and do a chorus of ‘Smile’ with me. The expression on their faces was priceless, I wish I had a photograph of it,” said the 83-year old TV presenter.

“Apart from her voice, she is absolutely beautiful and even if she was somebody else’s granddaughter I’d say the same thing.”


The new record also includes Bruce’s recordings of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face and Almost Like Being In Love.