09:07 13 October 2011
Sir Bruce Forsyth has been knighted by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The Strictly Come Dancing host was honoured for his services to entertainment, following nearly 70 years in showbusiness.
The star said it was "absolutely wonderful" to be recognised, adding that he had no plans to retire just yet:
"Entertaining - it's been the only thing I've ever wanted to do and I've done it for many, many years. Who feels like quitting? I want to go on."
When it was revealed in June that the 83-year-old would be honoured, he told the BBC that it meant "everything" to him and he was "very proud that my career hasn't been in vain".
Forsyth continued, saying:
"I just love getting out there and performing and this is a reward that I never expected and hope I'm worthy of."
The entertainer got his big break back in 1958, when he was asked to host Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
He then went on to present game shows Play Your Cards Right and The Generation Game, from which his coined his well-known catchphrase "nice to see you, to see you, nice".
Sir Bruce currently presents the Saturday night showing of Strictly Come Dancing, alongside model Tess Daly.
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