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Sunday 25 February 2018

In pictures: The life and times of Sir Bruce Forsyth

His career began in black and white, but he was always a colourful character.

Sir Bruce making his trademark pose at Ascot Racecourse (Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images)
Sir Bruce making his trademark pose at Ascot Racecourse (Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images)

By Amy Crowther

With a career that began in 1939 at the age of 14, Sir Bruce Forsyth was a constant presence on British TV screens over the years.

As the nation mourns a much-loved entertainer, we take a look back at some of his most colourful moments.

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Premium Bonds celebrating 60 years
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Bruce Forsyth death
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Bruce Forsyth death
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With Ronnie Corbett (PA)
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Frankie Howard puts his fingers on two of the most famous chins on television, Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Hill (PA)
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With Cilla Black and Lionel Blair in 1969 (PA)
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In 1978 he came face to face with his model at Madame Tussauds (PA)
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With Strictly co-host Tess Daly (PA)
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Tributes paid by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly during the 2012 NTA Awards (PA)
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With wife Wilnelia and Tess Daly as he wins a Special Recognition award, at the 2011 National Television Awards (PA)
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On his 80th birthday he was joined by Miss Puerto Rico (left) and Miss England dressed as showgirls (PA)

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