Terry Wogan was born in Limerick and educated at Crescent College. After leaving college Terry went into banking, if only he’d stuck to it he’d be retired now(!), and five years later joined Radio Telefis Eirann as a newsreader/announcer.
Moving to light entertainment as a disc jockey and host of TV quiz and variety shows, in 1969 Terry stood in for BBC Radio’s Jimmy Young and later that year was given his own daily shows on BBC Radio 1 and 2.
In 1972 he took over the prestigious morning show slot and it’s been downhill since then. Terry’s extensive television credits include his live chat show series Wogan, Songs for Europe, The Eurovision Song Contest, Come Dancing and Blankety Blank, to name but a few.
In 1993 Terry rejoined BBC Radio 2 to present Wake up to Wogan the most listened to breakfast show in the UK. In a moment of weakness Her Majesty the Queen honoured him with a knighthood in 2005. He is married to the sainted Lady Helen, the present Mrs Wogan, and has two sons and a daughter.