Bruce Forsyth: Russell Kane and Claire Sweeney lead tributes to the great entertainer

Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, after a glittering career spanning several decades

Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, after a glittering career spanning several decades

Friday, August 18, 2017

Actors Russell Kane and Claire Sweeney have paid tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth on talkRADIO, hailing the life and legacy of the superstar entertainer.

Forsyth passed away this afternoon aged 89, following a glittering career on shows such as The Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing.

Kane, who has won several awards as a writer and performer, said Forsyth was the last in a long line of classic all-round entertainers, saying "there's no-one else left" like him.

"That type of entertainer is really gone," Kane said. "Because it comes out of the era of the music hall."

Kane also hailed Forsyth's professionalism and longevity in a glowing tribute to the Enfield-born star.

Sweeney, who starred in Strictly, said Brucie was a brilliant dancer and a hugely generous man, offering advice to up-and-coming stars such as Jason Manford.

"He was a lovely host [of people]" Sweeney said. "He was the perfect all-round package. That longevity is so admirable and brilliant."

Listen to the clip above

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