Thanks for all the support for Sir Bruce Forsyth, says wife Lady Wilnelia

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Sir Bruce Forsyth's wife has thanked the public for their support following the TV veteran's recovery from life-saving surgery.

Doctors discovered last year that the 88-year-old had had two aneurysms after tests were carried out following a fall at his Surrey home.

Lady Wilnelia, 59, said she was hoping the former Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing host could return to public life.

Sir Bruce Forsyth
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She told This Morning: "He is wonderful, really wonderful, especially the last couple of weeks. He's been really, really good.

"I don't expect him to go tap dancing, he's not doing that at home, but he loves the show business and with a little bit of luck he should be back."

She added: "I wanted to take this opportunity to say to the people, thank you.

"We have so many wonderful letters and phone calls and good wishes for him and I do believe in all this energy and positive thinking."

Sir Bruce Forsyth
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Last week, the Puerto Rican 1975 Miss World winner said she found it difficult to think about a future without her husband of 36 years.

Sir Bruce has been out of the limelight recently, having been too frail to attend the funerals of close friends Ronnie Corbett and Sir Terry Wogan.

He announced he was leaving Strictly Come Dancing in April 2014, after nearly 10 years presenting the show.

But over the years he had showed no signs of slowing down and in 2013 stepped on to the stage at Glastonbury to a standing ovation, where he performed a host of classic songs and teased Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger.