Wednesday 18 October 2017

Sir Bruce Forsyth to return with second series of Hall Of Fame

Sir Bruce Forsyth will host the show at London's Dominion Theatre
Sir Bruce Forsyth will host the show at London's Dominion Theatre

Sir Bruce Forsyth is to host a second series of his variety show Bruce's Hall Of Fame for BBC One.

The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter helms another star-studded extravaganza in which household names will be on stage celebrating the artists who inspired their own careers.

Sir Bruce will take to the stage of London's Dominion Theatre alongside award-winning comedian and actress Catherine Tate, comedian, musician and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong, and former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt.

Bruce's Hall Of Fame will also feature Australian film star, singer and dancer Adam Garcia, EastEnders actress Shona McGarty, Britain's Got Talent runner-up, magician and illusionist Jamie Raven, comedian and entertainer Jimmy Tarbuck, and West End musical sensation Beverley Knight.

After a decade as host, Sir Bruce announced he was leaving Strictly Come Dancing in April last year. Bruce's Hall Of Fame then marked his return to prime-time on BBC One.

The show aired with an overnight rating of 3.85 million viewers last Christmas.

Sir Bruce said: "I'm delighted to be doing Hall Of Fame again. It's such a fabulous opportunity to make a variety show in a very modern way. And this year's cast have some show-stopping numbers to entertain us."

Mark Linsey, controller of entertainment commissioning, said: "I am so excited about bringing back this one-off treat to BBC One hosted by the amazing Sir Bruce. It is a wonderful show and a unique celebration of famous and best-known names from the past and present."

The show's executive producer Jane Lush said: "Sir Bruce is one of the most versatile performers we have ever seen... and he's going to treat and surprise us by showing off even more of his skills. What a privilege to be working with him again."

Bruce's Hall Of Fame is expected to be screened in the new year.

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