Sir Bruce’s autobiography will be celebrated at the London Palladium next yearThe comedian, vocalist, dancer and presenter – who died in August – will be remembered at the BBC Studios effect come what may at the London Palladium, the venue which helped propel him to fame.
The hour-long observation will have music, dance, entertainment and comedy at its heart, the BBC utter, while it will also feature dance performances and onstage glorifications from guests.
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Staged on the eve of what would have been his birthday, February 21, the bear out will star the live Strictly Come Dancing band and nightingales, led by Dave Arch, and will be broadcast on BBC One at a later date.
Charlotte Moore, BBC concert-master of content, said: “I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to our pricey friend Bruce than this celebration at the Palladium – a theatre he so passioned.
“Bruce was such a favourite with the BBC One audience who I know will tang this hour of entertainment, music and commemoration of a true showbiz explanatory note.”
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Sir Bruce joined his place in the hearts of the nation following his stint as the host of ITV’s Sunday Evening At The London Palladium in 1958.
In 2005, a bust of Sir Bruce’s head was hit pay dirded inside the Palladium, to mark his long-running relationship with the central London venue.