Sir Terry Wogan to miss Children In Need due to health reasons


Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has pulled out of presenting charity fundraiser Children In Need due to health reasons, the BBC said.

The 77-year-old said he would miss the "wonderful, inspiring evening" for the first time after hosting the annual event every year since it began in 1980.

He said: "The British public, as always, will dig deep in their pockets and purses to help the country's disadvantaged children, knowing that every penny will go to those who need it most.

"I'm going to miss our wonderful, inspiring evening together, but I'll be with you, watching, cheering and donating to a magnificent cause."

A replacement host will be announced in due course, the BBC said.