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Wogan pulls out of Children in Need

Sir Terry Wogan pulls out of Children in Need for health reasons



   
   

       


   

                                                                                                   

               
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Sir Terry Wogan will miss Friday&#039;s Children in Need fundraiser for "health reasons" - the first time he will not have hosted it since its 1980 launch.

Sir Terry 77, is having a procedure on his back and is understood to have withdrawn in line with doctors&#039; advice.

He said he would miss "our wonderful, inspiring evening" but would still be "watching, cheering and donating".

The BBC announced Dermot O&#039;Leary would be stepping in to front the annual fundraiser from 19:30 - 22:00 GMT.

"We are incredibly grateful to Dermot for stepping in at such short notice but know he&#039;ll do us and Sir Terry proud," the corporation said.

The show is also due to be presented by Tess Daly, Rochelle Humes, Nick Grimshaw and Fearne Cotton.


               
               
               

               
               
           

           
           
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                    Dermot O&#039;Leary completed a 24-hour dance marathon for Comic Relief earlier this year
               

           

"It&#039;s a huge honour to be asked to step into Sir Terry&#039;s shoes tonight; he is one of my broadcasting heroes and has been a source of support for me down the years," O&#039;Leary said.

"I&#039;d like to add my best wishes to Sir Terry for a speedy recovery, and I hope I do him justice and do my small part to make the night a success and make as much money as we can for disadvantaged children across the country."

&#039;Do you proud&#039;

                                                                                                   

Sir Terry said the annual TV event - which this year is set to feature a special Star Wars sketch with characters C3PO and R2-D2 - would go on "bigger and better than ever".

One Direction, actress Dame Helen Mirren, former Doctor Who star David Tennant, Sherlock actor Martin Freeman and singer Ellie Goulding are also expected to feature in the show.

Singer and television presenter Humes tweeted, telling Sir Terry to "Get well soon", and that "we will miss but will do you proud".


               
               
               

               
               
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In a statement, Sir Terry said: "So here we are on the 36th edition of Children in Need, every one of which I&#039;ve been proud to present since it started in 1980, and for the first time I won&#039;t be there to cheer you on with word and gesture to another record-breaking year."

He added: "The British public, as always, will dig deep in their pockets and purses to help the country&#039;s disadvantaged children, knowing that every penny will go to those who need it most."


           

   
Media captionSir Terry Wogan presenting Children in Need in 2014

A BBC spokesman said: "We are so sorry that Terry won&#039;t be with us as we know how passionate he is about Children in Need.

"But we wish him a very speedy recovery and know he&#039;ll be watching from home and enjoying the show."

Children in Need has raised more than £790m for children and young people across the UK since its launch.

More than £32.6m was raised on the night of the broadcast last year.


                                                                                               

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