Former Strictly host Sir Bruce Forsyth set to return home after stay in intensive care

by Angharad

Brucie is on the mend!

After spending five days in intensive care, Sir Bruce Forsyth is said to be returning home from hospital.

The former Strictly host was rushed to hospital this weekend after contracting a severe chest infection and many were concerned for the icon.

Get well soon messages flooded in on Twitter and his name began to trend.

“He’s been there through our whole lives. Time for everyone to reach out and wish him well” said one user, whilst another added “Dear 2017; please don’t take our Brucie.”

The 89-year-old’s manager, Ian Wilson, has been staying in the Surrey hospital with the entertainer since Sunday.

He told the BBC that Sir Bruce would like to “thank everyone for their good wishes” and also “say a special thank you to all the NHS doctors, nurses and staff at St Peter’s Hospital for their kindness and care.”

After suffering two aneurysms in 2015, the presenter underwent keyhole surgery following a fall.


He departed from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing the previous year having presenting it since the first series.


Originally stepping back to only host the Saturday half of the dance show, he then quit the show in full stating that he would “miss it like mad” but was very tired in the run up to Christmas when the show airs.

In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer and throughout his career, he has hosted many memorable game shows such as Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game and The Price Is Right!

Well known for his catchphrase ‘Nice to see you, to see you nice,’ we all hope Brucie is back and fighting fit soon!