Sir Bruce Forsyth’s widow Lady Wilnelia Merced, 61, put her late husband’s company, Bruce Forsyth Enterprises into voluntary liquidation earlier this week. According to Companies House records, the business had over £5 million in its coffers, which Wilnelia, will receive. According to accounts filed for the year ending 31st October 2017, Bruce Forsyth Enterprises Limited had a total equity of £5,380,214. The news follows the revelation Bruce Forsyth left his entire £11.7 million fortune to his wife of 34 years. Probate records showed the Strictly Come Dancing legend left £100,000 in a trust for his nine grandchildren for when they reach the age of 21 but did not leave anything to his six children.
He also left £20,000 to each of the two executors of his estate.
Wilnelia previously spoke out about being left Bruce’s millions, telling the Mail on Sunday the entertainer “looked after his children in his lifetime”.
She went on to say she would “be there” for the children, insisting: “I’m not only the girls’ stepmother but their friend too. I will always be there for them.
“His daughters have been unbelievable in my life, especially this year,” she told the publication back in 2018. “It’s been like having five best friends.
“It doesn’t matter where our lives take us now. I can count on them and they can count on me. I am a sister, mother and a friend to them.”
Wilnelia has one son with showbiz icon Bruce, Jonathan Joseph, AKA JJ.
Bruce Forsyth's wife Wilnelia Merced is set to receive £5 million after shutting