Knight to see you to see you knight!


Sir Bruce and Jill at the pianoWhen I was asked to interview Bruce Forsyth I knew it would be a day to remember and that it would also take me down memory lane.

As a dancer I worked with Bruce in two Royal Variety Shows and watching him then (I was about 22) from the wings you could see he was born to entertain.

He has an incredibly calm, friendly way about him that puts you at ease immediately, after all he is a true legend and, at long last, a Sir, of which he is so proud – he has a glint in his eye when he talks about it.

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Jill strike a dancing pose I entered the studio and he was rehearsing with his granddaughter, Sophie a song from his new album called 'Smile'. The song is the first time they have sung together and it is truly magical.

The unmistakable voice of Sir Bruce then suddenly said, "you have to be a dancer to be standing in a pose like that!" The ice was broken and we got on a treat. Once a dancer, always a dancer – it honestly never leaves you.

Before going on air, we chatted about his new album, 'These Are My Favourites', the interview ahead and reminisced about the Royal Variety Performances whilst trying to remember the years they were. It's scary how quick time goes!

He is a true professional and I actually ended up doing an interview more than half an hour long with him as his life is so fascinating and he was truly accommodating.

I thought my dress was the perfect Sir Bruce costume and he loved it too, so much so that we couldn't resist doing the Strictly Come Dancing pose for a picture and I got a sneaky seat at his piano too (see the pictures above).

I hope you enjoy the album and that Sir Bruce keeeeps singing!

Jill x

p.s: if you're wondering, 'Young and Foolish' is my favourite track on the album!

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