Sir Bruce Forsyth’s 90th birthday will be celebrated with an event honouring the life of one of Britain’s most-loved entertainers.
The comedian, singer, dancer and presenter – who died in August – will be remembered at the BBC Studios event at the London Palladium, the venue which helped propel him to fame.
The hour-long celebration will have music, dance, entertainment and comedy at its heart, the BBC said, while it will also feature dance performances and onstage tributes from guests.
Staged on the eve of what would have been his birthday, February 21, the show will star the live Strictly Come Dancing band and vocalists, led by Dave Arch, and will be broadcast on BBC One at a later date.
Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, said: “I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to our dear friend Bruce than this celebration at the Palladium – a theatre he so loved.
“Bruce was such a favourite with the BBC One audience who I know will savour this hour of entertainment, music and commemoration of a true showbiz legend.”
Sir Bruce cemented his place in the hearts of the nation following his stint as the host of ITV’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1958.
In 2005, a bust of Sir Bruce’s head was placed inside the Palladium, to mark his long-running relationship with the central London venue.