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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 15:41 GMT 16:41 UK
Forsyth honoured with bronze bust
Bruce Forsyth
Forsyth first hosted Sunday Night at the London Palladium in 1958
Veteran entertainer Bruce Forsyth was back at London's Palladium theatre to see a bronze bust of himself unveiled.

The 77-year-old has had a long association with the landmark West End venue.

Forsyth, presenter of Strictly Come Dancing, became a household name after hosting TV show Sunday Night at the London Palladium from 1958.

The sculpture, created by Forsyth's son-in-law, is displayed in the theatre's Cinderella Bar.

The original Sunday Night at the London Palladium show attracted more than 20 million viewers each week at its peak, and was revived in 2000 with Forsyth back at the helm.

'So special'

The entertainer, who went on to host gameshows The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right, said the 95-year-old Palladium still evokes strong memories for him.

"No theatre on this earth has ever superseded the Palladium in my affections. It is just so special," he said.

The comic began his career at the age of 14 under the name Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom.

His recent career revival was sparked by a guest appearance hosting satirical panel show Have I Got News For You.

Forsyth has now fronted two series of BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing along with Tess Daly and Natasha Kaplinsky.

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