Sir Bruce Forsyth
1928 - 2017
Sir Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89, wasn't just a TV superstar. As well as fronting hits like Strictly Come Dancing, Play Your Cards Right and the Generation Game, Brucie was a legendary stage entertainer, too. And for decades, he could be found taking a bow before the royal box at one of the biggest spectacles of the year. For Sir Bruce Forsyth was a sparkling part of the history of the Royal Variety Performance.
Of course, the Royal Variety Performance is also televised a few nights after it takes place and Sir Bruce was a big part of bringing it to an audience sat at home as well as in the theatre seats. He was also snapped more than once meeting the royal guests when they greeted performers after the shows.