Tributes have been pouring in from across the entertainment world for Sir Bruce Forsyth, who sadly passed away at the age of 89.
Forsyth, who was probably one of the best known faces in UK TV history, was highly revered among his peers and those who followed in his footsteps.
This Morning’s Phillip Schofield was one of the first to pay tribute, expressing his sadness that “the true legend of TV and all round lovely man has taken his final bow”.
So sad to hear that the true legend of TV and all round lovely man has taken his final bow. So long Brucie ???? love to Wilnelia and his family
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) August 18, 2017
“It was more than nice to see you, to see you more than nice”, said Stephen Fry, paraphrasing one of Forsyth’s most famous one-liners.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 18, 2017
Rebecca Front and Sue Perkins both opted for similar tributes that were short but sweet.
Didn't he do well? #RIPBrucie A TV legend.
— Rebecca Front (@RebeccaFront) August 18, 2017
Didn't he do well.
RIP Sir Bruce.
— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) August 18, 2017
Sir Lenny Henry bid farewell to the man who “basically ran things” in the industry.
Sang, danced,played piano, cracked gags,improvised with punters-basically ran things. We'll miss you guvnor. https://t.co/LnqlzfbvUx
— Lenny Henry (@LennyHenry) August 18, 2017
Kathy Burke shared an image of the Strictly host with Sammy Davis Jr, who Forsyth famously admired and considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
— kath ????????❄️????????✊???? (@KathyBurke) August 18, 2017
And Dermot O’Leary also opted to recall the pair’s collaborations, describing Forsyth as “one of the Godfathers, quick of wit, fleet of foot”.
Gary Lineker described Forsyth as “one of television’s great entertainers”.
Saddened to hear that Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away. One of television's great entertainers. Didn't he do well. #RIPBrucie
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 18, 2017
Julian Clary said he was “a warm and witty man loved by generations”.
RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth. A warm and witty man loved by generations.
— Julian Clary (@JulianClary) August 18, 2017
“Oh bless you Brucie, go well” wrote writer and producer Sarah Phelps.
oh, bless you, Brucie. Go well. x
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) August 18, 2017
Actor Derek Griffiths fondly recalled sharing the stage with Sir Bruce in 1978.
Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away. Very very sad news. Here we are together back in 1978 on Bruce Forsyth's Big Night. Dx pic.twitter.com/1YWh7JYMKM
— Derek Griffiths (@DerekGriffiths) August 18, 2017
Danny Baker raised a glass to “The Great One”.
Good evening, everyone.
Here's to The Great One.
An honour to have known him. To have known him. An honour. pic.twitter.com/PP3XWrgUbH
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) August 18, 2017
And Miranda Hart promised a poignant curtain call, in memory of her dearly departed friend.
Will do this at the curtain call of Annie tonight. pic.twitter.com/A2oViCp9OO
— Miranda Hart (@mermhart) August 18, 2017