Terry Wogan: Tube sign pays tribute to veteran BBC broadcaster

An unknown fan pays homage to one of the most loved broadcasters of a generation

Maya Oppenheim
Monday 01 February 2016 16:48
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Sir Terry Wogan's lifetime of achievements is commemorated at a London underground station
Sir Terry Wogan's lifetime of achievements is commemorated at a London underground station

A range of tributes have poured in following the death of legendary BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan - including a special homage at a London Tube station.

An unknown devotee of Sir Terry repeated a famous quote by the Limerick-born star on a ‘Thought Of The Day’ sign at Oval station.

The sign said: “Treasure is the kind of thing you dig up or bury! And when people say, ‘Oh he’s an icon,’ well, an icon is a very old painting hanging in a Russian church! If you want to say something, say something nice about me. Don’t call me a national treasure”.

“R.I.P Terry Wogan. A Truly Great Gentleman. 1938-2016”.

In a colourful career which spanned five decades, Sir Terry became best known for his appearances on Eurovision, Children in Need and Wake up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2.

The long-time BBC broadcaster was one of the most listened-to broadcasters in Europe and fostered an audience of eight million for his radio shows.

Known for his cheeky and jovial sense of humour, Sir Terry is one of the most cherished and well-liked broadcasters of a whole generation.

Fellow broadcasters, comedians and politicians have all paid homage to the iconic TV personality.

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