The late Sir Terry Wogan was a national treasure and a huge part of the BBC fundraising television show Children in Need! The much loved Irishman was the presenter of Children in Need since its launch back in 1980 and only missed last years show due to ill health.
Sadly Sir Terry passed away on January 31st of this year aged 77. His death came as a huge shock and he will be forever missed.
But despite his passing, Wogan will still be a part of this years Children in Need event after the BBC announced that they would be honouring him with a special tribute concert ‘BBC Children in Need Rocks for Terry’, the live event will be taking place on November 1st at the Royal Albert Hall.
The special charity show will feature huge names such as Take That, Ellie Goulding, Gregory Porter, Olly Murs and Ward Thomas, who will be performing a cut of Sir Terry’s favourite songs.
Other acts added to the stellar line-up include Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Rick Astley, and The Vamps.
Along with the live music, the concert will also include highlights from the much loved and much missed broadcaster’s archive.
The tribute concert will be hosted by BBC radio DJs Fearne Cotton and Greg James. Cotton, who co-presented with Wogan on a number of shows and was a good friend of his, said: “It has been an honour working with Sir Terry across the years on Children in Need and it’s a privilege to be hosting Rocks in celebration of his life. It’s going to be a very special evening with some great artists performing some of his favourite tracks.”
Tickets for the fundraising concert can be bought at bbc.co.uk/pudsey, and it will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.
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