Sir Bruce Forsyth's wife Lady Wilnelia has reassured fans about the TV star's health and thanked the public for their support.

Sir Bruce Forsyth’s wife has thanked the public for their support following the national treasure’s recovery from life-saving surgery.

Doctors discovered that the 88-year-old had had two aneurysms after tests were carried out following a fall at his Surrey home last year.

Lady Wilnelia, 59, said she was hoping the former Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing host could return to public life.

Lady Wilnelia: 'Bruce is wonderful, thank you for the support'

Lady Wilnelia appeared on This Morning to reassure fans about Sir Bruce’s health

She told This Morning: “He is wonderful, really wonderful, especially the last couple of weeks. He’s been really, really good.

“I don’t expect him to go tap dancing, he’s not doing that at home, but he loves the show business and with a little bit of luck he should be back.”

She added: “I wanted to take this opportunity to say to the people, thank you.

Lady Wilnelia: 'Bruce is wonderful, thank you for your support'

The couple have been married for 36 years.

“We have so many wonderful letters and phone calls and good wishes for him and I do believe in all this energy and positive thinking.”

Last week, the Puerto Rican 1975 Miss World winner said she found it difficult to think about a future without her husband of 36 years.

Sir Bruce has been out of the limelight recently, having been too frail to attend the funerals of close friends Ronnie Corbett and Sir Terry Wogan.

He announced he was leaving Strictly Come Dancing in April 2014, after nearly 10 years presenting the show.

But over the years he had showed no signs of slowing down and in 2013 stepped on to the stage at Glastonbury to a standing ovation, where he performed a host of classic songs and teased Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger.

Sir Bruce has enjoyed a long and successful career in showbiz after he made his first TV appearance in a talent contest at the age of 11. His TV debut, in which he showcased his singing and dancing skills, coincided with the outbreak of World War Two in 1939.