Bruce Forsyth too shy for showbiz

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 June 2011
Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth thinks he would have been much more successful in his career if he was a more pushy character

Bruce Forsyth thinks he would have been even more successful if he wasn't so shy.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' host - who has been in showbiz for 72 years and was recently given a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth - insists he is completely different to his on-screen persona and was never as pushy in his career as he should have been.

He said: "I've never been one for pushing myself into things. I can be quite shy - the polar opposite of my TV personality. It's the other side of me.

"I often think I'd have got a lot further a lot quicker if I'd made those calls or buttered up the right person - it's just not my way."

While Bruce is thrilled to have been honoured by the queen and receive the title of Sir, he is even happier for his wife as she will now be known as Lady Forsyth.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Honestly I'm as pleased for her as I am for me. I'm hoping this will make her the first woman to be the first lady of a knight in Puerto Rico. She was, after all, their first Miss. World."

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