Queen’s Birthday Honours: Bruce Forsyth receives a knighthood

Bruce Forsyth at his home in Wentworth. PIC: PA
Bruce Forsyth at his home in Wentworth. PIC: PA
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SHOWBIZ legend Bruce Forsyth told of his pride today after receiving a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The award follows a lengthy campaign by fans for the 83-year-old host of TV’s Strictly Come Dancing to be made a Sir.

Forsyth said: “I’m very proud and very honoured. I’m also so grateful to the many people who have supported me for so long and helped make this possible.”

CBEs went to actor Colin Firth and Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry.

Ex-EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella got an MBE for her campaign against knife crime, prompted by the murder of her 16-year-old brother Ben in 2008.

TV and film veteran Bernard Cribbins picked up an OBE.

England’s Ashes-winning cricketers were honoured, with OBEs for captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower and an MBE for player of the series Alastair Cook.

There was an MBE for Sheffield heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

An MBE also went to York-born author Kate Atkinson, whose private eye character Jackson Brodie currently features in major BBC1 drama series Case Histories.

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