Bruce Forsyth 'shocked' by Guinness World Record

Sir Bruce Forsyth has been named by Guinness World Records as having the longest career as a male TV entertainer

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Sir Bruce Forsyth is "shocked" to have the longest career as a male TV entertainer.

The 84-year-old host - who began working in showbiz at the age of 11 in 1939 TV show 'Come and Be Televised' - has had a career spanning 72 years, and on September 15 2012 he will beat 'Golden Girl' star Betty White to snatch the overall title of longest career as a TV entertainer.

Commenting on the Guinness World Record: "What a wonderful surprise, but what a shock and all true."

Bruce - popularly known as Brucie - has featured on some of Britain's biggest shows throughout his career, including 'Play Your Cards Right', 'The Generation Game' and most recently 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

He is not the only TV star to make the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's show 'Top Gear' has been named the most widely watched factual TV programme, having been viewed in 212 countries worldwide ranging from Ghana to Moldova.

Jeremy said: "I am very proud to be involved in such a factual programme."

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