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Sir Terry Wogan


Profile After leaving college in Limerick, Terry Wogan went into banking.

Five years later Terry Wogan joined RTE.

Terry Wogan's main break was in 1969 when Jimmy Young went on holiday and Wogan stood in for him.

As well as having his own long-running show on Radio 2, Terry Wogan has amassed numerous TV credits including presenting his own chat show as well as the BBC's coverage of Eurovision.

Terry Wogan was awarded an honorary OBE in the 1997 New Year's Honours List.

In June 2005 Terry Wogan was awarded an honorary knighthood.

In 2008 Channel Four commissioned a quiz called Wogan's Total Recall hosted by Terry Wogan.

In September 2009, Sir Terry Wogan announced he was retiring from his Radio 2 breakfast show at the end of the year.

In February 2010, Wogan returned to Radio 2 with a Sunday morning show, Weekend Wogan.

In 2011 he made an autobiographical journey through Ireland in BBC1's Terry Wogan's Ireland.

In January 2016, Sir Terry Wogan died, aged 77

Sir Terry Wogan was married and had two sons and a daughter.

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