Yesterday Terry Wogan died of cancer, aged 77, at his home in Buckinghamshire. He was commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest from 1971 to 2008 but Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was very special for him…
He co-hosted the contest with Ulrika Jonsson in 1998, in Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. Ulrika Jonsson tells Terry Wogan to The Sun:
When I was asked to host the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with him, it was like all my Christmases had come at once. It was a really big gig but he was as cool as a cucumber, turned up on the night, nailed it and wasn’t even flustered when things were going wrong. There was never any sign of an ego about him. His greatest touch was not just that he was funny, but that he did not take himself seriously. Trying to sum him up for my kids wasn’t easy. He was good at so much. I loved him. He was a joy to work with.
Ulrika and Terry have hosted 43rd Eurovision Song Contest:
Openning Ceromony of Eurovision 1998: