Terry Wogan BBC Radio2 Ultimate Icon

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Sir Terry Wogan has been chosen by the listeners of BBC Radio 2 as the Ultimate Icon of the past 40 years at a poll conducted to celebrate the radio station's 40th anniversary.

Sir Terry Wogan, who has been the official commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest for BBC TV ever since 1980, is internationally known for his witty though sometimes caustic remarks. As a part of their 40th anniversary, BBC Radio 2 asked their listeners to vote for the person they thought was the ultimate icon of these past 40 years and the nominees were: Muhammad Ali, The Beatles, David Bowie, Kate Bush, David Cassidy, Lara Croft, Diana, Princess of Wales, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Sir Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Donny Osmond, Elvis Presley, Sir Cliff Richard, and Sir Terry Wogan.

BBC Radio 2 listeners gave their 12 points to Sir Terry Wogan, followed by the legendary Beatles, Nelson Mandela and Lady Diana in fourth place.

"I've always suspected that the great British public thought of me in the same way as a great piece of art or great work of art…I just hope this result doesn't mean they want to hang me somewhere." commented Sir Terry.

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.