Veteran British TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth has been acknowledged for his incredible career with a Guinness World Records title.

The 84-year-old star of Strictly Come Dancing is included in the 2013 edition of the Guinness World Records book for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer with an on-screen career spanning 72 years.

Sir Bruce is recognised for a TV career which began with an appearance in 1939 on BBC's Come and Be Televised when he was just 11 years old.

He is set to take the overall title for the longest career of a TV entertainer, surpassing former Golden Girl, US star Betty White when he returns to British screens for the next series of BBC1′s Strictly Come Dancing next week.

He said of his inclusion in the new edition: "What a wonderful surprise, but what a shock - and it's all true."

Sir Bruce's record and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - available from 13 th September 2012 across the UK.