Belfast Telegraph

Ill Terry Wogan is to miss BBC's Children In Need show

By David Mercer

Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has pulled out of presenting charity fundraiser Children In Need due to health reasons, the BBC said.

Sir Terry is having a procedure on his back and, under doctor's orders, cannot host a six-and-a-half-hour-long show, a BBC spokesman said. A replacement host will be announced later.

The 77-year-old said he would miss the "wonderful, inspiring evening" for the first time after hosting the annual event every year since it began in 1980.

He said: "The British public, as always, will dig deep in their pockets and purses to help the country's disadvantaged children, knowing that every penny will go to those who need it most.

"I'm going to miss our wonderful, inspiring evening together, but I'll be with you, watching, cheering and donating to a magnificent cause."

A BBC spokesman said: "We are so sorry that Terry won't be with us tomorrow as we know how passionate he is about Children in Need."

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