NTA Gets Forsyth Award

The National Television Awards have renamed their entertainment prize to honour recently departed TV legend, Sir Bruce Forsyth. At aged 89, Bruce Forsyth passed away in August and was often a nominee and received the NTA award for services to entertainment in 2011.

Shows like Saturday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show are in the running for the award. It seems fitting that one of Britain’s TV icons get an award named after him. His career lasted 75 years, presenting things like The Generation Game, The Price is Right, and Strictly Come Dancing.

The awards will take place in 2018.

His widow Wilnelia Merced said that she was ‘thrilled his flame will burn brightly with this new award celebrating the stars of today and tomorrow’.