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BBC praised for eulogy to Forsyth

By Francesca Gosling

Television viewers have warmly received a BBC documentary on the life and career of Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Broadcasting hours after the news of the TV presenter’s death yesterday, some said they never knew how much of an impact he had on British entertainment.

Sir Bruce, best known for previously hosting shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Bruce’s Price Is Right and The Generation Game, died at the age of 89 surrounded by his family.

The broadcaster cancelled their regular evening programme, The One Show, to make way for the one-off show.

A viewer described the documentary as an “honourable” programme and another labelled it “brilliant”.

It featured heart-warming comments from a number of stars who worked with him at various points during a career that spanned more than 70 years.

His former co-star, Tess Daly, who now presents Strictly Come Dancing alongside Claudia Winkleman, said: “His friendship has meant so much to me.

“He was always there with a word of advice when I really needed it.”

The hour-long programme also showed footage of Sir Bruce on the day of his knighthood, where he confessed feeling “nervous” before meeting the Queen.

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