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Bruce Forsyth's wife says star, 88, is doing 'wonderfully' and hopes to return to show business

Emmy Griffiths

Bruce Forsyth's wife, Lady Wilnelia Forsyth, has opened up about her husband's recovery following a difficult fall, revealing that he is keen to return to show business.

The former Miss World, who has been married to the Strictly Come Dancing host for over 30 years, spoke to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about her husband's recovery on This Morning. She said: "He is wonderful. He is really wonderful. Especially the last couple of weeks, he's been really, really good and I wanted to take this opportunity to say to the people 'thank you'.

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Holly and Phillip chatted to Wilnelia about her husband's health

"We've had so many wonderful letters and phone calls and good wishes for him and I do believe in all this energy and positive thinking… and he' doing really really well."

When the This Morning presenters asked her if the showbiz legend planned to return to the silver screen soon, she said: "Yes, let's hope so. You know, I don't expect him to go tap dancing… but he loves the show business and I'm sure with a little bit of luck, he should be back."

Bruce has struggled with health problems after suffering a nasty fall last year which was revealed to have been caused by two aneurysms, leading him to undergo surgery.

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Lady Forsyth revealed she believes Bruce will return to show business 

"It was very scary to see him [after the fall] because he was very bruised," she admitted.

"It was really really awful. But he managed to recuperate, and we wanted to know why he had that fall… the doctor decided to do a whole body scan, and that’s when they found the two aneurysms.

"Then [there] was a big question, do we go ahead and have the operation, and [doctors said] if you have internal bleeding it's very difficult to make it. So it was really a worry. But we decided to go ahead [with the operation]."