Bruce Forsyth is one of the U.K.'s most loved and durable stars and has now been in showbusiness for eight decades! It is a career begun very young when, in the middle of World War Two, he left school and aged 14 began performing professionally billed as "Boy Bruce The Might Atom".
Sixteen years later in 1958, he became an "overnight" star when he was chosen to host "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" and for fifty years he has remained one of the most influential and popular performers on British television.
In 1998 he was awarded the O.B.E., in 2006, the C.B.E. and in 2011 a Knighthood for his services to the entertainment industry.
In 2008, as well as celebrating his 80th birthday, Bruce was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade the Academy can bestow. In 2011 he presents Series 9 of Strictly Come Dancing and returns to his musical roots with the release of his album "(These are) My Favourites" on EMI.