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into a farce
I think most people tend to view the honours system as a way of rewarding selfless service to others, which is why it can be such a bitter pill to swallow when a recipient is being rewarded for services to themselves...Forsyth is paid very well for his services to entertainment, there is no element of selflessness.
Take, for example, Brooke Kinsella. Her brother was stabbed and killed, and ever since she has campaigned against knife crime. She was awarded an MBE, and she deserves is. She and her family has gone through hell, and we should admire Brooke for trying to prevent the same from happening to others. Her MBE is a lesser award than Forsyth's knighthood...yet her contributions are more valuable to society.
I have to concede that Forsyth has contributed to the rich tapestry that is our culture, and we should recognise it. The Queen's birthday honours is the wrong place to recognise contributions to entertainment as it overshadows the selfless dedication and sacrifice of people like Brooke who dedicate their lives to others and expect nothing in return.
Give Forsyth a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Television Awards. He deserves it and the award is proportionate to his achievements.