Chris Evans' tribute to Sir Terry Wogan
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 February 2016
Chris Evans paid tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning
Chris Evans dedicated his whole Radio 2 Breakfast Show to the late Sir Terry Wogan this morning (01.02.16).
The 49-year-old presenter has paid tribute to the legendary TV presenter - the man he replaced on the radio programme in 2009 - after he tragically passed away over the weekend following a short battle with cancer, aged 77.
Talking about the radio host's shock death, Chris said: "Sir Terry passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning surrounded by those nearest and dearest to his heart .... There have been and will be few like him. One of the all time greats. Right up there with the big guns...
"... He made us laugh every day for two hours, and for over 30 years. All unscripted, all ad-lib, and always supremely assured. Unwaveringly confident. And do you know why? Because he never took any of this seriously. He was the butt of most of his jokes. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Sure. But Terry knew if you go one better and laugh at yourself, then you're really on to something. Today the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, the show Terry put on the map, the one he made a dream job for us to follow in his footsteps, will be Wogan heavy. And I for one can't wait."
Sir Terry was best known for presenting his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show until he stepped down in 2009.
He also made a name for himself on TV with his chat show 'Wogan', which ran from 1982 until 1992, as well as presenting 'Children in Need' from 1980 until 2014.
He was also scheduled to present the charity event last year but was forced to pull out due to "health reasons."
However, his success extends further than just TV and radio as Sir Terry was granted a knighthood in 2005.