There are so many highlights from his decades of Eurovision commentary, but this one particularly sticks in my mind from 2002 in Estonia. Unfortunately the final line is partly cut off, but it was : "It's life, Jim, but not as we know it. You cannot beat the Eurovision Song Contest. Where else are you going to see that kind of thing?"
Sunday, January 31, 2016
While watching the tennis this morning (which was a painful enough process anyway), I was absolutely heartbroken to look at my phone and see the news about Terry Wogan. Of course I'm a Eurovision fan, but even if it wasn't for that, some of my earliest childhood memories are of getting ready for school in a freezing Kilsyth kitchen while my mum listened to the Wogan breakfast show on the radio. He was like a kindly uncle, who was constantly there somewhere in the background throughout my life. And unlike a number of other BBC celebrities who made their name at around the same time, I think we can confidently predict that his legacy is never going to be tarnished in any way at all.