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Bruce Forsyth: BAFTA Fellow in 2008

TV presenter Bruce Forsyth was presented with the BAFTA Fellowship, the Academy’s highest honour, at the Television Awards in 2008

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Keeping viewers of all ages entertained for decades, he is the ultimate all round entertainer…

Legendary television entertainer Bruce Forsyth OBE received the Academy Fellowship in the venue where he made his big break. Fifty years since first hosting Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Bruce will once again take to the stage at The British Academy Television Awards.

Presented by comedian Paul Merton, a huge fan of Bruce, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy and is awarded in recognition of an outstanding body of work.

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In a career spanning a remarkable sixty-six years, Bruce Forsyth has become one of the nation’s best loved family entertainers. From a myriad of popular quiz shows including Play Your Cards Right, You Bet!, The Price is Right and The Generation Game, to Strictly Come Dancing, generations have been enchanted by his unique blend of energy, humour and unforgettable catchphrases.

John Willis, Chair of the Academy’s Television Committee said: “Bruce Forsyth has been keeping viewers of all ages entertained for decades. He is the ultimate all round entertainer. Just after his 80th birthday is the perfect time for BAFTA to recognise his huge contribution to popular television by awarding Bruce a very well deserved Fellowship.”