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Wogan's delight as he's awarded honorary degree

Terry Wogan will today receive an honorary degree from a university where his fan club meets most years.

Terry's Old Geezers and Girls (Togs) hold their annual conference at the University of Leicester, which decided to recognise the former Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter with an honorary degree.

The 71-year-old Irishman, who was born in Limerick, is being awarded a Doctor of Laws at De Montfort Hall in the city.

The Togs made the city their regular meeting place after Wogan had a long-running joke with listeners in the 1980s that the city always featured in traffic bulletins about roadworks.

Wogan said: "For many years my radio listeners and I conducted a fruitless search for the 'Lost City' of Leicester.

"I discovered the city on 21 November 1984, and am now the proud possessor of 'The Leicester Spoon'.

"I am deeply honoured to have been offered an honorary Doctor of Laws."

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