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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

Ev­ery­one was sad at the news of the death of Sir Bruce Forsyth. He was of course one of Bri­tain’s great­est and best loved en­ter­tain­ers on shows from The Gen­er­a­tion Game to Strictly Come Danc­ing. For the in­hab­i­tants of Tele­graph Tow­ers, we all had a spe­cial soft spot for Bruce. Back in 2009, re­porter Kirsten Bea­cock was putting to­gether a trib­ute piece af­ter the death of Peter­bor­ough en­ter­tainer Ed­mund Hock­ridge.

The phone rang and some­body shouted across the of­fice: “Kirsten, I’ve got Bruce Forsyth for you.’’

And in­deed it was, not his agent or some lackey but the

great man him­self.

He chat­ted away hap­pily for a quar­ter of an hour pay­ing trib­ute to his old pal who he called ‘a real gen­tle­man’.

It’s hard to imag­ine many of to­day’s gen­er­a­tion of stars would take the time to con­tact a lo­cal news­pa­per.

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