Stars arrive for the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Terry Wogan at Westminster Abbey


Celebrity friends and fans of Sir Terry Wogan arrived en masse at London's Westminster Abbey today for the Service of Thanksgiving in honour of the late star.

The likes of Fearne Cotton, Dermot O'Leary, Barry Cryer, Ken Bruce and June Whitfield were among the familiar faces at the memorial.

Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry, one of the UK's most adored stars, known for his velvety voice on radio and television, died at the age of 77 on January 31 this year following a battle with cancer.

Sir Terry's career spanned more than four decades, and he was known for his long-running BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, his chat shows, Children In Need and his often blistering commentary on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sir Terry Wogan Service of Thanksgiving

Barry Cryer

Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood

Gloria Hunniford and husband Stephen Way

The service also includes performances from singer Katie Melua and Peter Gabriel, and a reading from actress Joanna Lumley.

Today's Service of Thanksgiving For the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who will praise the broadcaster "was a legend in his own lifetime."

There will be a collection for BBC Children In Need during the service.

Maureen Lipman

Dame Esther Rantzen

Ken Bruce and wife Kerith Coldham