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TV awards to honour Bruce Forsyth

By Joe Nerssessian

The late entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth will be remembered at the National Television Awards as organisers revealed a prize will be awarded in his memory.

The Bruce Forsyth entertainment award will honour the nation's favourite entertainment programmes, with Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, The Graham Norton Show and All Round To Mrs Brown's nominated for the prize.

The revived Tonight At The London Palladium - which had previously been hosted by Sir Bruce - completes the shortlist for the renamed award.

Speaking of the prize, his widow Lady Forsyth said the entertainer would have been "humbled and delighted".

She added: "Entertainment was his life. The National Television Awards always had a special place in his heart because they're the people's awards, voted by viewers. The children and I are thrilled his flame will still burn brightly with this new award."

The former Strictly Come Dancing host, who was celebrated in 2011 at the NTAs with a special recognition award, died in August at the age of 89.

Among the nominees in the TV judging category are newcomers Prue Leith (The Great British Bake Off) and Shirley Ballas (Strictly Come Dancing).

New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has earned a nomination in the drama performance category for her role in Trust Me.

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