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Wogan was sent bomb at the BBC

Published 02/01/2012 | 05:00

Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan

BROADCASTER Terry Wogan has revealed he was once sent a parcel bomb at the BBC.

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Speaking on BBC Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs' the 73-year-old said his producer picked the suspect parcel up without realising what it was.

"Whoever sent in the bomb with my name on it cannot have been much of a fan because I was on holiday," he said.

However, Mr Wogan -- who presented the Radio 2 'Breakfast Show' for 27 years until 2009 -- said it was not easy working for the Beeb with an Irish accent during the Troubles but that he had "never apologised" for his nationality.

"What was being done was not being done in my name. It was very difficult, I was very conscious, for instance, you'd come up a cheery morning voice after some horrific bomb incident," said the Limerick man.

The full interview will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am today.

Irish Independent

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