A cheeky Lionel Blair recalls time he and late friend Bruce Forsyth were kicked out of Ann Summers

Lional Blair Bruce Forsyth Ann Summers This Morning

by Owen Tonks |
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A cheeky Bruce Forsyth and his famous friend Lionel Blair were ejected from Ann Summers for behaving badly.

Tap dancing television presenter Lionel appeared on This Morning today to talk about his late friend after he sadly died last Friday.

And he excitedly recalled the hilarious time the pair were booted out of the underwear and sex toys shop for laughing too much.

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Ruth Langsford wanted to hear the story on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

After show host Ruth Langsford declared the pair “the lads”, she asked Lionel: “Now I heard a little story, and you can tell me if it’s true, that the two of you were thrown out of a well known lingerie shop.”

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A laughing Lionel enthusiastically told her: “Yes! We said, ‘We’ve got to buy naughty presents for certain friends,’ like for Kenny Lynch of for Jimmy Tarbuck or something. True, and we went to an Ann Summers…

“We laughed so much that they did, they threw us out because we were laughing at all the things they had.”

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Lionel thought the incident was hilarious (Credit: ITV)

Legendary entertainer Bruce passed away at the age of 89 on Friday after a period of deteriorating health.

The star was surrounded by his friends and family at the time of his death after retreating from public life in recent years due to health woes.

A statement released by Bruce’s manager Ian Wilson, read: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.

Bruce Forsyth wife Wilnelia Merced
The late Bruce Forsyth left behind wife Wilnelia Merced (Credit: Getty Images)

“A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last eighteen months.

“With a twinkle in his eye, he responded, ‘I’ve been very, very, very busy… being ill!’ Unfortunately not long after this, his health deteriorated and he contracted bronchial pneumonia.

“The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have sent cards and letters to Bruce wishing him well over his long illness and know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel.

“There will be no further comment at the moment and it would be much appreciated if the privacy of Sir Bruce’s family is respected at this most difficult time.”

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