Nice to see you! Natural showman Sir Bruce Forsyth had a catchphrase for every occasion... but how many can YOU remember from his 75-year career?
Sir Bruce Forsyth graced television screens around the country for more than five decades and was famous for his catchphrases.
With his witty asides, his cheeky smile and his displays of mock outrage, Sir Bruce delighted TV audiences and was one of the most talented, versatile and popular TV entertainers of his generation.
His energy was as phenomenal as his catch-words were infectious.
Nearly every performance began with the greeting: 'Nice to see you...to see you nice!'
Or when a contestant in one of his many game shows excelled himself, Sir Bruce would chant: 'Didn't he do well?'
Sir Bruce was knighted in the Birthday Honours of 2011 after his supporters, including many MPs, had campaigned for several years for him to be awarded this honour
It was The Generation Game that thrust some of Sir Bruce's most famous one-liners into the national lexicon.
He opened every show with 'Nice to see you, to see you...', to which the audience unfailingly replied 'Nice!'.
Sir Bruce also popularised 'Give us a twirl' on the show, which he hosted from 1971 to 1977.
He used the line to encourage the hostess, Anthea Redfern - whom he went on to marry - to show off her dress.
In 1990 he resurrected the show for a four-year stint.
Sir Bruce became Britain's best-paid TV star, famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game
Other popular catchphrases on the show included:
'All right, my loves?'
'You get nothing for a pair! (not in this game)'.
Didn't he/she do well?
Good game, good game!
I'm in charge!
You're such a lovely audience, so much better than last week's
It's a bit Mother Goose, isn't it?
Print it, print it
Cuddly toy, cuddly toy!
All right, my loves?
You get nothing for a pair! (not in this game)
Sir Bruce used the line 'give us a twirl' to encourage the hostess, Anthea Redfern - whom he went on to marry - to show off her dress
Play Your Cards Right
Play Your Cards Right gave birth to Sir Bruce's catchphrase 'Higher, Lower' and became one of his longest running shows.
It ran from 1980 to 1987 and couples had the chance to win cash prizes. He returned for a reboot in 1994 - which introduced the idea of a 'Brucie Bonus' - but it was dropped in 1999 when he disappeared from British TV screens.
The following year he also left ITV saying he could no longer work with the channel's then-controller David Liddiment after Play Your Cards Right was axed.
Play Your Cards Right gave birth to Sir Bruce's catchphrase 'Higher, Lower'
Other popular catchphrases on the game show included:
'OK dollies do your dealing'
'I'm the leader of the pack which makes me such a lucky jack'
'A chance to go for the car'
'We asked a hundred people'
'And here they are, they're so appealing'
In ITV's Play Your Cards Right, the audience joined in the cries of 'higher' or 'lower' as the contestants tried to guess the value of a series of playing cards
From 1988-90, Sir Bruce was the first host of You Bet! in which celebrities gambled on the outcome of challenges performed by members of the public for charity.
His catchphrase for the show was 'Do you wanna bet on it?'
He later said he regretted doing so many TV game shows but said he enjoyed the lifestyle it afforded him.
He said he would record a series in two weeks before taking off as much time as he wanted, notably to lounge on the beaches of Puerto Rico, and called the shows 'money for old rope'.
From 1988-90, Sir Bruce was the first host of You Bet! where he was known for the catchphrase 'do you wanna bet on it?'
The Price Is Right
In 1995, a year after his final Generation Game appearance, he received a lifetime achievement award for variety at the British Comedy Awards and began hosting ITV's The Price is Right.
His famous catchphrase on the show was 'Oh, wasn't that a shame!' and 'OK dollies do your dealing.'
His famous catchphrase on The Price Is Right was 'Oh, wasn't that a shame!' and 'OK dollies do your dealing'
Strictly Come Dancing
After relaunching his career as a guest host of Have I Got News For You in 2003, Sir Bruce became the host of Strictly Come Dancing - a celebrity dance show based on the original BBC series Come Dancing.
His old-fashioned appeal and rapport with co-host Tess Daly introduced him to a new generation of fans.
His catchphrase reassured many of the contestants with the phrase 'you're my favourites'.
He was also known for catchphrases on the BBC show such as:
'And from everyone here – and I do mean everyone',
'Nice to twirl you...'
'I've made up my mind - you're the best.'
In 2004, when in effective semi-retirement, Sir Bruce was brought back to host a new version of an old programme: Strictly, Come Dancing
Sir Bruce, the frontman of Strictly Come Dancing since it launched but announced he was leaving in April 2014
BRUCE'S BEST LINES
Sir Bruce Forsyth became well known on television for his famous catchphrases.
Here are some of his best one-liners:
'Nice to see you, to see you, nice' The Generation Game 1980s
'Didn't he/she do well?' The Generation Game 1980s
Good game, good game! – The Generation Game 1980s
I'm in charge! – The Generation Game 1980s
You're such a lovely audience, so much better than last week's – The Generation Game 1980s
What do points make? – Various TV 1980s
It's a bit Mother Goose, isn't it? – The Generation Game 1980s
Print it, print it – The Generation Game 1980s
Cuddly toy, cuddly toy! – The Generation Game 1980s
All right, my loves? - The Generation Game 1980s
You get nothing for a pair! (not in this game) - The Generation Game 1980s
Give us a twirl! - The Generation Game 1980s
Oh, wasn't that a shame! – The Price is Right 1990s
'OK dollies do your dealing' The Price is Right 1990s
Do you wanna bet on it? - You Bet 1990s
A chance to go for the car - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
OK dollies do your dealing - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
We asked a hundred people - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
Higher! Lower! Bruce Forsyth - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
I'm the leader of the pack which makes me such a lucky jack - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
And here they are, they're so appealing - Play Your Cards Right 1990s
Nice to twirl you... Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
I've made up my mind - you're the best - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
And from everyone here – and I do mean everyone - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
You're my favourites - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
Keeeeeep dancin'! - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
Not like that! - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
Let's meet the stars of our show - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
It's the moment of truth - Strictly Come Dancing 2000s
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