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Wogan only star to be paid for Children in Need

Published 04/03/2007

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."

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