Veteran TV presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89. He was an all-singing, all-dancing star of British stage and screen for over 75 years. The game show host, famous for his “nice to see you, to see you nice” catchphrase, even held the record for having the longest television career for a male entertainer.
It was on Bruce Forsyth And The Generation Game that the entertainer introduced the world to his ‘The Thinker’ pose – emulating Rodin’s statue. He also wrote and sang the theme tune Life Is The Name Of The Game. After being replaced on the Generation Game, he then signed on to host ITV’s Play Your Cards Right, and then You Bet! and The Price Is Right.
He returned to Saturday night BBC television in 2004 when he co-presented Strictly Come Dancing, which fought an ongoing ratings battle with ITV’s The X Factor. Sir Bruce was able to “keep dancing” until 2014, when he formally stepped down from hosting the live show due to the long studio hours.