The Radio Times logo

Stars of the UK entertainment industry pay tribute to "Godfather" Sir Bruce Forsyth

Stars from across the entertainment world have been paying their respects to the broadcasting legend

Published: Friday, 18th August 2017 at 4:28 pm

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".

"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.

Rebecca Front and Sue Perkins both opted for similar tributes that were short but sweet.

Sir Lenny Henry bid farewell to the man who "basically ran things" in the industry.

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.

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".

Julian Clary said he was "a warm and witty man loved by generations".

"Oh bless you Brucie, go well" wrote writer and producer Sarah Phelps.

Actor Derek Griffiths fondly recalled sharing the stage with Sir Bruce in 1978.

Danny Baker raised a glass to "The Great One".


And Miranda Hart promised a poignant curtain call, in memory of her dearly departed friend.


Sponsored content