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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Arise Sir Bruce Reply with quote

Bruce Forysth has at last been knighted.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13728375
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A well deserved honour for a great versatile entertainer

Whilst I'm not very keen on his current TV role over the last 50 years he has done just about everything ranging from appearing in films in the 1950's through the London Palladium era and on to The Generation Game and many other quiz shows

If anyone deserves this honour there can be no doubt that Brucie does Very Happy
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad he has at last been honoured.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I have to disagree with everyone.

I have never liked him, perhaps I do not like catch phrases. He has had other gongs that should have been enough.

Ken Dodd is another that makes me cringe.............. Shocked
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't call myself Sir Bruce's greatest fan but this honour seems long overdue.

Ian.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pleased for Sir Brucie. Long overdue.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also will not admit to not being Brucie's biggest fan but he has been in the business 50+ years so I think he deserves it.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year at Wimbledon:
Interviewer: "Come on Bruce, give us a few steps."
Bruce goes into a mini tap routine, stops, looks down and says:
"Oh, we're on grass! I thought I'd gone deaf!"

I remember Brucie from Sunday Night at the London Palladium and the early series of The Generation Game. Such a great ad-libber and a good way with contestants. I loved his wallpaper act with Norman Wisdom. He did an excellent radio programme about Sammy Davis Jnr. I enjoyed his Who Do You Think You Are? and he seems to be a nice family man with his wife keeping children from former wives all together and on friendly terms.

Etc etc.

I don't much like the dancing competition programmes though.
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not a Brucie fan, but I think he was more deserving than the man who with his sister has wrecked the lives of many, destroyed lots of people's careers and ruined companies who he just took, asset stripped and killed off.

I speak from experience......I will leave you to know who I mean. Evil or Very Mad
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a certain person who runs a chain of Department stores - or am I being a bit Green?
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No not department stores, not Green at all! Laughing
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly not a fan of BF one bit.

Still he has been "at it" for 50 years-guess he deserves some kind of recognition.
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