Belfast Telegraph

The Generation Shame

Bruce Forsyth is set to reveal the ‘Generation shame’ he unearthed in Belfast and the USA.

The Strictly Come Dancing host has discovered his great-grandad, Joseph Forsyth Johnson, led the women and children in his life a merry dance by leading a double life.

The 82-year-old comedian was shocked by the scandalous Forsyth saga that unraveled while he was filming an episode of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? to be screened tomorrow night.

Bruce’s “blaggard” relative was a distinguished gardener who was the curator of Belfast’s famous Royal Botanical Gardens.

But the respectable Mr Forsyth Johnson was a devious liar who abandoned his wife and six children and then left his second ‘wife’ and three children to a life of poverty.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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