Sir Bruce Joseph ForsythJohnson CBE is an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spans 75 years. In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer. Forsyth came to national attention from the mid1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Since then he has hosted series such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet. He copresented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013. Forsyth is known for his catchphrase, Nice to see you, to see you nice.
Forsyth was born in Victoria Road, Edmonton, Middlesex, the son of Florence Ada and John Thomas ForsythJohnson. His family owned a car repair garage in Victoria Road, Edmonton, and as members of the Salvation Army his parents played brass instruments and his mother was a singer. His greatgrandfather Joseph Forsyth Johnson was a landscape architect who worked in Russia, Ireland and the United States. His greatgreatgreatgreatgrandfather William Forsyth was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and the namesake of the plant genus Forsythia.