Line up of stars to honour Sir Bruce Forsyth with a special show this evening

Bruce Forsyth

TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth will be honoured in a special BBC One show this Sunday night.

On Wednesday 21 February 2018, the day before what would have been his 90th birthday, BBC Studios staged a very special event to honour one of the country’s biggest and best-loved entertainers and broadcasters, Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The show will be broadcast on BBC One this Sunday night at 9PM.

Filmed at the London Palladium - the theatre which helped propel Sir Bruce to stardom - the hour long celebration will have music, dance, entertainment and comedy at its heart.

As well as featuring some of Sir Bruce’s favourite songs, the show will also include dance performances and onstage tributes and fond memories of Sir Bruce from guests with whom he shared a special connection.

Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly
Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly

The unparalleled Dave Arch and his Strictly Come Dancing band and vocalists will be onstage to accompany performances.

Guests will include Dame Shirley Bassey, who said: "Sir Bruce Forsyth was a born entertainer — a talented singer, dancer, actor — always putting a smile on people’s faces.

“I’m honoured to be performing one of his favourite songs in his memory.”

There will also be appearances from Ant and Dec, and Len Goodman, while Tess Daly will host.

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content said: “I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to our dear friend Bruce than this celebration at the Palladium - a theatre he so loved.

"Bruce was such a favourite with the BBC One audience who I know will savour this hour of entertainment, music and commemoration of a true showbiz legend.”

Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly (Strictly Come Dancing)
Sir Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly (Strictly Come Dancing)

The one-hour show will air in 2018 on BBC One at 9PM this Sunday.

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

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.

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