9 Facts About Bruce Forsyth

1. In 1953, Bruce Forsyth married Penny Calvert and had three daughters before divorcing in 1973.

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2. On 18 August 2017, Bruce Forsyth died of bronchial pneumonia at his Wentworth Estate home in Virginia Water, aged 89.

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3. Towards the end of his life, Bruce Forsyth suffered from ill health, which reduced his appearances in public.

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4. In July 2012, Bruce Forsyth was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flame through London, as it finally reached the city on the penultimate day of the London 2012 Torch Relay.

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5. On 7 June 1959 Bruce Forsyth was inducted into the elite entertainers' fraternity, the Grand Order of Water Rats, Water Rat number 566.

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6. On 20 March 2010, Bruce Forsyth appeared on the autobiography-interview programme Piers Morgan's Life Stories, which was broadcast on ITV.

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7. On 7 April 2010, Bruce Forsyth became one of the first three celebrities to be subjected to the British version of the American institution of a comedy roast, on Channel 4's A Comedy Roast.

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8. In 2003, and again in 2010, Bruce Forsyth was a guest presenter on the news and satire quiz show Have I Got News for You.

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9. In 2000, Bruce Forsyth hosted a revived series called Tonight at the London Palladium.

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