Sir Bruce Forsyth 'emotional' after Glastonbury performance

Sir Bruce Forsyth felt "very emotional" after receiving "sensational" support from an estimated crowd of 2,500 at Glastonbury yesterday (30.06.13)


This article is from 2013.

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth felt "very emotional" after playing one of the "biggest performances" of his life at Glastonbury.

The 85-year-old TV personality made his debut on the Avalon Stage in Somerset yesterday (30.06.13) in front of an estimated audience of 2,500, and admits he was almost reduced to tears by the "sensational" support he received from the roaring crowd.

He said: "You can only be as good as your audience and they were incredible.

"We were getting laughs where we don't usually get laughs. They were sensational. I am a bit shaky because it affected me so much. I was very emotional at the end, I just wanted to grab them all and give them a big hug because they were that friendly and that lovely.

"I have never experienced anything like that. I do my one man show and they are good and the audiences are wonderful. But there is a difference between that and what happened today. It was over the top. I hope they weren't all kidding or being polite."

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' host performed a mixture of song, dance and comedy, but claims the live show left him feeling exhausted.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he explained: "For two days I will crash out now and I am the best relaxer. People think I am the crazy person on stage but I know how to relax. I will be watching Wimbledon on Monday and Tuesday all day."

This article is from 2013.

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