In this post, you will find great Terry Wogan Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Nobody ever texts me, because they know what I’m like. I’m a constant frustration to my children because I never switch my mobile phone on. I only use it when I need to make a call or when I’m stuck somewhere or lost, then I switch it off again. I’ve never texted anyone in my life, and I’m not sure I even know how to.
My parents spent an awful lot of money sending me to the best possible schools, and I came out of my exams and thought, ‘I don’t really want to do a degree.’ I did philosophy with the Jesuits for about a year, and then I joined a bank. While I was there, I saw an ad in an Irish paper for radio announcers.
I have a happy temperament: a bit like ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.’
My father was always slightly bemused by my success. Although he knew that I had reasonable intelligence, he always thought that I was a little bit lazy.
I’m asked to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on a regular basis, but I always say no.
You have to be aware of your own shortcomings. The main thing I try not to do is lose my temper. Doing live interviews on television, you learn not to say the first thing that comes into your head.
I’ve seen my fair share of drama over the years of Children In Need. I had a close brush with mortality in 2009 when a chain collapsed from the studio rigging. I was in mid-spout to camera when I heard an enormous crash behind me – a ton of steel had come hurtling down and smashed to the ground a few feet away.
I’m not big on the pasty because they say the pastry in the pasty can bring on indigestion.
I think if they wanted to get me to leave ‘Children in Need,’ they’d have to drag me off screaming. It’s one thing that’s so close to my heart, and I feel passionately about it. I gave up my radio show, with regret, but knowing I’d done it for a long time, the same with Eurovision. But ‘Children in Need’ is different.
All reality TV shows are a triumph of voyeurism. They choose contestants who are ill-suited and slightly freakish.
I’m on the university board in Limerick, so I visit the city often.