Terry Wogan: 'I drink too much'

Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan says he probably drinks too much and has no plans to retire from TV presenting.

Terry Wogan says he drinks too much.

The 77-year-old TV presenter - who insisted he won't retire for at least 10 more years - enjoys cocktails with his wife Helen most evenings but admits he probably shouldn't.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We, probably in common with every other middle class person of our age, probably drink too much, but there you are.

"Of course you shouldn't drink every day, I'm not advocating people drinking, but the fact is that, yes, I have a glass of wine with my dinner and I may have a dry martini before my dinner.

"When you get to a certain age you think, 'Well, how much longer have I got to have a dry martini?' So you've got to make the most of it."

Terry also revealed that he is still enjoying work tremendously and wants to continue for as long as possible.

He said: "I'm used to long days. I do seven hours on my feet of live TV for 'Children in Need' every year, so the day I can't stand up is when I will stop doing it.

"I'd love to keep going another 10 years, I'll cling to the wreckage as long as I can. I'm supposed to be retiring, but I'm not.

"I have no plans to retire - they'll have to carry me off stage."


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