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Terry Wogan hosts last BBC2 breakfast radio show

Terry Wogan, one of Britain’s most popular broadcasters on Friday
presented his Radio 2 breakfast show for the very last time.
« There’s a part of you that’s glad to see the back of
me, » the 71-year-old Irishman told listeners in his final show, which
regularly attracted about eight million people.Wogan also had a successful
television career, including three decades presenting the Eurovision Song
Contest.His blend of cutting barbs and light-hearted banter delighted
Eurovision audiences, even if it reportedly rankled with the organisers.For
some commentators however, Wogan was Britain’s best contribution to the
competition.In an address to Eurovision delegates in May, shortly after
handing over the commentary to comic Graham Norton, he criticised countries
who voted along political lines in the annual singing extravaganza.He told
them to stop taking the contest so seriously because « everybody knows
it is rubbish. »Eurovision is an exciting, camp, foolish spectacle. You
can’t top it. It is fun, light entertainment, » he added.Wogan
started his career as a banker inbut after five years left to become a
radio newsreader, beginning a remarkable broadcast career that was
recognised with first an OBE and then a knighthood in 2005.He began
presenting the Radio 2 breakfast show in 1972, before leaving to host a TV
chat show. He returned in 1993, where he has stayed until now.Closing his
last show with a catch in his voice, he said: « I’m not going to
pretend that this is not a sad day. I’m going to miss you … Have a
happy Christmas, and thank you, thank you for being my friend. »Wogan
will begin a new Sunday radio show in 2010.

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Par aruantresm
Le 20 décembre, 2009
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