Bruce Forsyth is sick of catchphrases

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 July 2011
Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth is ''sick'' of his catchphrases but insists he doesn't regret ever coming up with them

Sir Bruce Forsyth is "sick" of his own catchphrases.

The 83-year-old presenter gets bored of hearing his trademark sayings such as "didn't he do well" and "nice to see you, to see you nice" - popularised when he hosted game shows including 'Play Your Cards Right' and 'The Generation Game' - shouted at him when he is out.

He said: "You can get a bit fed up with it. Especially when you go past a building site and get, 'Good game, good game!'

"I went to the FA Cup Final and if I heard 'Good game' once, I heard it a thousand times."

However, the 'Strictly come Dancing' host doesn't regret his association with the catchphrases.

Speaking to Rob Brydon in an interview to air on BBC Two on August 5, he said: "I don't know what I would have done without them in many ways."

Bruce - who has been in showbiz for 72 years - recently claimed he is very "shy" and hasn't pushed himself as hard as he should have in his career, despite his huge success.

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."

Post a comment