Fans of Bruce Forsyth are fuming that the TV legend has been overlooked in the Queen’s honours list again, according to the papers.

The Mirror reports that the Strictly Come Dancing host was overlooked despite many campaigns to get him a knighthood.

A petition featuring 15,000 names was submitted last January but failed to gain him any recognition in the New Year’s honours list.

Since then both viewers and celebrities have spoken out in a bid to get Bruce knighted.

“There is a lot of affection for Bruce and, of course, I would support any call for him to receive a knighthood,” comedian Jimmy Tarbuck – who is a close friend of the 81-year-old told the paper.

However the campaigners may not have too long to wait. Some say royal protocol prevents Bruce – who was made a CBE in 2005 – from being honoured twice within five years.

A source in the Cabinet Office told the paper that this would mean the earliest he would be eligible for a knighthood would be in the January 2010 honours list.

Bruce will be back on TV screens when the new series of Strictly Come Dancing returns in the autumn.