TV presenter and veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89.
One of the UK’s most popular television personalities, he was best known in recent times as the face of Strictly Come Dancing.
Throughout the years he also presented The Price Is Right, The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right.
Sir Bruce had bowed out of the limelight in recent times due to ill health following more than 70 years in show businesses.
He shot to fame in the 1950s on Sunday Night at the London Palladium before going on to host a string of game shows.
He is perhaps best known for his catchphrase: “Nice to see you, to see you, nice.”
Sir Bruce was awarded his knighthood from the Queen in 2011 for services to entertainment, having already received a CBE and an OBE.
He is said to have passed away “peacefully” surrounded by his family.
Tributes are already pouring in for the presenter.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 18, 2017
This is sad. Bruce Forsyth was the consummate entertainer. He'll be missed. https://t.co/Cc76u15lBt
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 18, 2017
We're so sad to hear that TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89 – our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/xJHYcPTztl
— This Morning (@thismorning) August 18, 2017
We've lost one of the absolute greats in entertainment…. RIP Bruce Forsyth. Sending your family love and light. Xxxx pic.twitter.com/alDYhytZlI
— Martine McCutcheon (@martineofficial) August 18, 2017
We're deeply saddened to learn of the death of much-loved performer and presenter Bruce Forsyth pic.twitter.com/KlwkMyMXnU
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) August 18, 2017
Saddened to hear that Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away. One of television's great entertainers. Didn't he do well. #RIPBrucie
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 18, 2017
Farewell, Brucie. You'll always be our favourite. ❤️https://t.co/G8Uz0Ne8BS
— BBC One (@BBCOne) August 18, 2017