The stars of Strictly come Dancing, have paid a moving tribute to former co-host Sir Bruce Forsyth at the start of the series this year.
Sir Bruce, who died in August aged 89, had a show career that lasted 75 years – 10 of them in the strict sense.
The tribute began with a collection of Sir Bruce’s best moments and favorite memories.
The professional dancers then performed a traditional ballroom routine to “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra.
The scheme of Sir Bruce’s iconic fist to the face, the pose was in the background, and the dancers also adopted as a last tribute to the artist.
A tearful Tess Daly, who co-hosted the show alongside Sir Bruce, 2004, said that all those who work in the strict sense “missed him dearly” and in the memory of his attempts to calm his nerves before the first show in the year 2004.
Clips of Sir Bruce insisting several contestants were their “favorites” showed his humorous side. The show described him as “Strictly family”.
One of the judges, Bruno Tonioli, said Sir Bruce will “always had time for everyone”, adding that it “will never be forgotten”.
Strictly Sir Bruce’s final television role, however, he managed to coin a new, enduring catchphrase – always encouraging the public to “keep dancing!”.
The first show of the new series also saw the celebrity contestants paired with their professional partners.
This year, famous faces included singer Alexandra Burke, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, and Jonnie Peacock, gold medalist Paralympic.
The long panel of judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Tonioli has joined a new head judge, after Len Goodman of the output.
Shirley Ballas, a former award-winning dancer, is known as the “queen of america”.