Terry Wogan Memorial Service To Be Held At Westminster Abbey

Fans will get the chance to say goodbye to the legendary broadcaster.

09/05/2016 12:09

Sir Terry Wogan's life will be celebrated with a special service at Westminster Abbey.

The BBC have announced plans to hold a memorial honouring the broadcasting legend in September. 

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A tweet from the BBC Press Office read: 

The news of Sir Terry's death was announced in January, following a short battle with cancer, at the age of 77.

He was laid to rest at a private funeral service in February that was only attended by close family and friends. 

This was in keeping with the family’s wishes, as they did not want Sir Terry’s funeral to take place in the spotlight.

Eurovision later aired an emotional tribute to Sir Terry, who led the BBC’s coverage of the Song Contest from 1971 to 2008 with his witty commentary and hilarious asides.

During BBC Four's broadcast of ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ in February, presenter Mel Giedroyc introduced a tribute video to him, saying: “Gone but never forgotten. His legacy and the love of Eurovision that he inspired in so many of us will live on.”

This year's contest takes place on Saturday (14 May), with Joe and Jake representing the UK with their entry, 'You're Not Alone'.

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