The sad news came through last night that the former host of Strictly Come Dancing had passed away at the age of 89.
Since then celebrities of all ages and backgrounds have been sharing their fond memories of the performer whose career in showbiz lasted an amazing seven decades.
His co-host on Strictly, Claudia Winkleman, tweeted this:
He was the King of TV, the Prince of performers and the most generous of people... all toe-tapping twinkle, all kindness, all love....
— Claudia Winkleman (@ClaudiaWinkle) August 18, 2017
The current Strictly host, Tess Daly, shared this emotional message:
— Tess Daly (@TessDaly) August 18, 2017
Actor and writer Stephen Fry had this to say:
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 18, 2017
Actress Miranda Hart shared this photograph:
Brucie may be known to a younger audience as the host of Strictly but he had a string of successful programmes over the years.
We can’t decide if we preferred The Generation Game (‘It’s a cuddly toy!’) or The Price is Right (‘HIIGGHHHERRRR!’).
What was your favourite Bruce show?