Didn't he do well? Sir Bruce Forsyth awarded a Guinness World Record

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Sir Bruce Forsyth with his Guinness World Record certificate Photo: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth has been acknowledged for his colossal career with a Guinness World Record.

The 84-year-old star, is to be included in the 2013 edition of the 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 when he was aged just 11.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth during his heyday Credit: PA Archive

And when he returns to our screens for the next series of BBC1's Strictly in little over a week, he will actually take the overall title for the longest career of a TV entertainer, surpassing former Golden Girl, US star Betty White.

What a wonderful surprise, but what a shock - and it's all true.

– Sir Bruce Forsyth

Also among those honoured in the new volume are BBC's Top Gear team who took the record for the world's most widely watched factual TV programme, with the show seen by audiences in 212 territories.

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Other new records include reformed band The Stone Roses whose comeback concerts became the fastest selling rock shows in the UK with 220,000 tickets selling out in 68 minutes.

Peter Kay was rewarded for the highest number of tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour, shifting 1.14 million tickets for his series of dates from 2010-11.

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Comedian Peter Kay Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/PA Wire

Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has scored four records in the new edition of the book, including the most appearances in the football Premier League (598) and most Premier League winner's medals (12).

The records feature in the Guinness World Records 2013 edition which comes out on September 13.

Manchester United star Ryan Giggs Credit: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/PA Wire