Sir Bruce Forsyth to be honoured by National Television Awards

Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth will be honoured by the National Television Awards, it's been revealed.

The 2018 ceremony will see Sir Bruce get an award in his name, as the Entertainment Award becomes the Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award.

Sir Bruce’s widow Lady Forsyth said: “My darling Bruce would have been both humbled and delighted.

“Entertainment was his life. The National Television Awards always had a special place in his heart because they’re voted for by viewers.

"The children and I are thrilled his flame will still burn brightly.”

TV legend Sir Brucie, who hosted Strictly Come Dancing for a decade between 2004 an 2014, sadly passed away in August.

His manager announced that the telly star had died peacefully following ill health, having last made a public appearance on Strictly's Christmas special in 2015.

Tributes quickly flooded in from celebrities, colleagues and fans.

Strictly's Tess Daly said: "There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am to be told the saddest news that my dear friend Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away.

"From the moment we met, Bruce and I did nothing but laugh our way through a decade of working together on Strictly Come Dancing and I will never forget his generosity, his brilliant sense of humour and his drive to entertain the audiences he so loved.

"He has been there for me as a co host, a mentor but most importantly as a friend and I'm extremely fortunate to have worked along side the man who defined Saturday Night Entertainment for so many decades. He was a gentleman and a true legend. I will miss him deeply. My heart goes out to Winnie his wife and his beautiful family at this sad time."

And Claudia Winkleman, who took over from Sir Bruce on Strictly, added: "He was the King of TV, the Prince of performers and the most generous of people... all toe-tapping twinkle, all kindness, all love.... The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. We'll miss him so much."

Stephen Fry also Tweeted when the news broke: "There was only one #Brucie - it was more than to nice to see you, to see you more than nice."

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