Wogan only star to be paid for Children in Need
Published 04/03/2007 | 14:16
Children in Need host Sir Terry Wogan is the only celebrity to be paid for his
part in the fundraising extravaganza, it emerged today.
The BBC revealed that while a string of household names give their times for
free, Sir Terry, 68, receives €1,300 an hour to host the charity TV show.
The broadcaster said it was a "nominal" sum and the money comes from its
budget, not that of the charity.
In response to the reports, Sir Terry said: "I've never asked for a fee and I would
quite happily do it for nothing."
His spokesman added that the fee was at the discretion of the BBC. He said:
"It has never been open to negotiation."