United Kingdom – Sir Terry Wogan, the British voice of Eurovision for many years has passed away aged 77. Born in Limerick, Ireland, Terry has worked on BBC Television for 50 years and he started commentating for the UK at the contest in 1971 before retiring from the job in 2008
Terry Wogan also worked on BBC’s Children in Need ever since the charity started in 1980 and is a household name all across the UK and of course, with Eurovision Fans.
Terry was known for his sarcastic and sometimes pessimistic comments during his Eurovision run including his ability of being able to predict who would give points to who. He quit the job in 2008 after “Even If” by Andy Abraham finished last in the Grand Final. The song had gone on to win the UK National Final that year after making the super-final after being handed the wildcard, given by Terry himself.
Sir Terry Wogan has died following a short battle with Cancer.