Sir Bruce Forsyth breaks world record for longest career in TV

Updated: Sep 08, 2012, 17:50 PM IST

London: British TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth has entered the latest Guinness book of World Records for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer.

The 84-year-old showman said it was a “wonderful surprise” to be recognised for a career that has lasted 72 years.

Forsyth will soon be seen on BBC One presenting the 10th series of dancing competition ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ the BBC reported.

Earlier this year he made his debut appearance at a music festival at the Hop Farm event in Paddock Wood, Kent.

Another BBC institution - motoring show ‘Top Gear,’ has also been recognised in the 2013 volume.

The BBC Two fixture holds the record for the world`s most widely-watched factual TV programme, having now been broadcast in 212 territories.