Bruce Forsyth gets a world record for longest TV career – Daily TV round-up

Bruce Forsyth is being awarded a world record for his huge career in show business.

Record breaker: Bruce Forsyth honoured for TV work (Credit: PA)

The veteran entertainer will feature in the 2013 Guinness Book Of World Records for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer, clocking in at 72 years.

“What a wonderful surprise, but what a shock - and it's all true,” he said.

Brucie will overtake 'Golden Girls' star Betty White next year as having the longest career of any TV entertainer, and starts the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' later this month.

He's being recognised for starting his career at the tender age of 11, after he was inspired by watching the films of Fred Astaire.

Also being honoured is Peter Kay for selling the highest number of tickets for a stand-up comedy tour, having shifted 1.14 million for his dates in 2010 and 2011.


“I'm extremely proud to have receivied such an honour,” said Kay. “I never imagined that one day I'd be included in the Guinness World Records.

“Just goes to show that the lovely Roy Castle was right - dedication is exactly what you need if you want to be a record breaker.” [The Independent]

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