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Pop Legend Pays Homage to TV Legend

Written by Chief Editor.

Sir Bruce: A Celebration aired last night on BBC One, and can be accessed via the station's Web site for another 29 days.

It was filmed at the theatre which helped propel Bruce Forsyth to stardom - the London Palladium. The entertainer died last summer.

As well as featuring some of Bruce's favourite songs, the show contains dance performances and onstage tributes from guests with whom he shared a special connection. Among the participants was Elton, who said: “Take it from me, he was one of the greatest entertainers I’ve ever seen in my whole life. He was British, we should be so proud of him.”

The singer also referred to the long public campaign to get Bruce knighted, which finally happened in 2011.

“It took him far too long to get a knighthood,” he declared. “We were all knocking on that door for him and eventually he got it, and he so deserved it.

“He was probably our finest all around entertainer of all time. God Bless you Bruce.”

Also paying tribute were Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Joan Collins, Ant and Dec, Lord Sugar, Arlene Phillips, and many others.