Tess Day attended the glittering event at the London Palladium, the venue which propelled Bruce Forsyth to fame, for the special tribute show, which will be broadcast on BBC1 later this year

Stars of TV, including Tess Daly, have turned out to honour Sir Bruce Forsyth on the day before what would have been his 90th birthday.

Bruce Forsyth PA

Here’s just some of the famous faces who attended the event…

Bruce Forsyth's widow Wilnelia Merced (right) arrives at the BBC event Bruce: A Celebration at the London Palladium (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Bruce Forsyth’s widow Wilnelia Merced (right) arrives at the BBC event Bruce: A Celebration at the London Palladium (Jonathan Brady/PA)
The Duchess of York arrives at the BBC event (Jonathan Brady/PA)
The Duchess of York arrives at the BBC event (Jonathan Brady/PA)

 

The show will feature some of the former Strictly Come Dancing host’s favourite songs, as well as a number of dance performances and onstage tributes from guests with which he shared a special connection.

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Debbie McGee (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Debbie McGee (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Michael Ball (left) and Alfie Boe (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Michael Ball (left) and Alfie Boe (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Alexandra Burke (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Alexandra Burke (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Jon Culshaw (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Jon Culshaw (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Gloria Hunniford (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Gloria Hunniford (Jonathan Brady/PA)
David Walliams (left) and Rob Brydon (Jonathan Brady/PA)
David Walliams (left) and Rob Brydon (Jonathan Brady/PA)

 

Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, previously said: “I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to our dear friend Bruce than this celebration at the Palladium – a theatre he so loved.

“Bruce was such a favourite with the BBC1 audience who I know will savour this hour of entertainment, music and commemoration of a true showbiz legend.”

Sir Bruce cemented his place in the hearts of the nation following his stint as the host of ITV’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1958.

Bruce: A Celebration will be shown on BBC1 later this year.