Terry Wogan

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Terry Wogan
Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE has been a leading media personality in the UK since the 1960s, and is widely considered Britain’s bestloved broadcaster. He was born in Limerick, Ireland and educated by the Salesians and the Jesuits at Crescent College Limerick and at Belvedere College in Dublin. He is married and has three children. Sir Terry was given his own chat show in 1985 which attracted a loyal audience of over eight million viewers. Highlights of the show included a drunk George Best; a silent Chevy Chase; a nervous Anne Bancroft (who was so petrified she gave monosyllabic answers and counted to ten before descending the entrance steps to the studio); David Icke claiming to be the ‘Son of Godhead’ and Ronnie Barker announcing his retirement on the show.

Sir Terry’s extensive television credits also include Children In Need, A Song For Europe, The Eurovision Song Contest, Lunchtime with Wogan, Come Dancing, Blankety Blank, Wogan’s Island, Do The Right Thing, Auntie’s Bloomers, Auntie’s Sporting Bloomers, The National Lottery Live, and Wogan’s Web. In 1993 he rejoined BBC Radio 2 to present Wake Up to Wogan and, 12 years on, regularly entertains over eight million listeners – or Terry’s Old Geezers and Terry’s Old Girls (TOGs), as he affectionately refers to them – with his self-deprecating humour every morning. Alongside his radio show, Sir Terry presents Wogan: Now and Then on UKTV Gold. In a perfect blend of family entertainment, he interviews guests past and present, revisiting some of the classic interviews from his original series.

In 2005, ‘The Togmeister’ was made a Knight of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen. Sir Terry is also the proud owner of a Gold Blue Peter Badge.
Terry Wogan