Sir Terry Wogan gets a VIP send-off as stars turn out for Westminster Abbey memorial service


A host of stars have poured into Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to Sir Terry Wogan, who died at the age of 77 on January 31 this year following a battle with cancer.

Sir Terry, known for his velvety voice on radio and television, gave enjoyment to audiences over six decades, sealing his status as a national treasure.

Alan Yentob arriving at the service

Tess Daly arriving in Westminster

Joanna Lumley will perform a poem dedicated to Sir Terry Wogan

Rory Bremner arrives at the service

Alesha Dixon, Sir Terry's former co-host of Children In Need, was also among the list of VIP guests.

She said: "I'm really fortunate that I got to work with such a great man. Everything with Sir Terry was so relaxed and so calm. He always made a joke and always made us laugh."

Alesha Dixon worked with Sir Terry Wogan on Children in Need

Alan Titchmarsh arriving in Westminster

Michael Ball and Sara Cox attend the memorial service

Vanessa Feltz arriving at the Abbey

Chris Evans and wife Natasha Shishmanian

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford were among the stars paying tribute to Sir Terry outside Westminster Abbey in a live broadcast for ITV ahead of a service of thanksgiving in his honour.

Ruth said that it had been a shock to hear of his death because: "We hadn't realised that he had been so unwell. It is a tribute to him how many people are turning up here, lots of his togs (Terry's old geezers or gals) from Radio 2. So it's not just celebrities here."

Eamonn Holmes paid tribute to Sir Terry Wogan