Sir Bruce Forsyth's ashes have been laid to rest

Sir Bruce Forsyth's ashes have been laid to rest

After many rumours about what to do with his ashes, Bruce's widow, Lady Wilnelia, and his six children gathered at a private ceremony on Saturday to see his ashes buried beneath the stage at the venue where he started his career.

Wilnelia said: "It was his spiritual home. We're hugely grateful to the Palladium for allowing this to happen."

And the venue - which is owned by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatre's group - were "delighted" to be asked to be his final resting place.

A spokesperson said: "'What a wonderful and fitting honour that Sir Bruce's final resting place should be here at The London Palladium - a theatre where he entertained so many audiences over such a long and illustrious career.

"LW Theatres were delighted to be able to grant the family this wish."

A blue plaque has been fixed to the wall below the stage, where it will be visible to fans.

It reads: "Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE, 1928-2017 Bruce's ashes were laid to rest here by his beloved wife Wilnelia and children Debbie, Julia, Laura, Charlotte, Louisa and JJ. On the stage above, in 1958, Bruce first hosted Sunday Night at the London Palladium and, in 2015, he performed his One Man Show for the very last time, book-ending a career that spanned eight decades. Without question the UK's greatest entertainer, he rests in peace within the sound of music, laughter and dancing... exactly where he would want to be."

Wilnelia, 60, admitted she can't believe it's been a whole year since her 89-year-old spouse passed away. She told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "Sometimes it feels like yesterday. I can't believe it's been a year. I was in London the other day and rushing, thinking I had to get home. But then I realised, what's the point?

"I try to be strong for the family, but if I told you it's been easy I'd be lying. I miss Bruce every single day. He was my mentor in a way. He had so much knowledge about everything and was such an easy person to talk to. I could speak to him about absolutely everything.

"I talk to him all the time anyway, but I miss sharing all the good news in the world, and the bad."

Sir Bruce Forsyth's family decide what to do with his ashes

The late Sir Bruce Forsyth died almost a year ago after a long illness age 89-years-old. Now, his family have reportedly decided the thoughtful place they want his ashes to be kept.

Bruce's wife Lady Wilnelia thinks placing his urn under the boards of the stage at the legendary London Palladium would be the perfect tribute to the late Strictly Come Dancing presenter.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "The Palladium had such a special place in Bruce's heart.

"It was where he started his career and he loved that place. He had such fond memories of it.

"His family think it would be the perfect tribute to him to leave some of his ashes under the boards there.

"Wilnelia thinks Bruce would love it, and the rest will be kept by the family."

Wilnelia with her late husband, Bruce.

Wilnelia with her late husband, Bruce.

Bruce's family want his ashes left somewhere they won't come into contact with members of the public so are reportedly having discussions with the theatre, where Bruce started his TV career on Sunday Night at the London Palladium in 1958.

The source added: "They don't know if they are allowed to do it just yet, but they are really keen."

It was revealed a few months ago that Bruce had left £11.5 million to Wilnelia in his will. His children Debbie, Julie, Laura, Charlotte, Louisa and Jonathan Joseph 'JJ' Forsyth-Johnson from his three marriages, did not directly inherit anything.

It was believed the Bruce drew up the will in this way in order to avoid a hefty tax bill as money between spouses is not subject to inheritance tax.

Bruce also left £100,000 to be split between his nine grandchildren when they reach the age of 21, and £20,000 each to two executors of the estate and the remainder of his fortune went to 60-year-old former Miss World, Lady Wilnelia.