Sir Terry Wogan fronted Youngsters In Want for 34 years (Image: WireImage)
The late star was a staple of the display, and offered the annual fundraising occasion for 34 years.
He fronted the very first present in 1980, alongside Ester Rantzen and Sue Lawley.
Honouring Sir Terry, the pair shone a lightweight on all his laborious work for charity.
‘Youngsters In Want could also be turning 40 but it surely wouldn’t be what it’s at the moment with out the dedication of 1 unimaginable man,’ Mel mentioned.
‘The late, and really nice, Sir Terry Wogan.
Mel Giedroyc and Stephen Mangan shared a tribute to Sir Terry (Image: BBC)
‘He made it his life’s work to assist youngsters attain their full potential, for the reason that first attraction means again in 1980.’
Stephen continued: ‘To honour his reminiscence, the Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Yr award was launched in 2016 to recognise a bunch or particular person who had gone above and past to lift cash for the charity.’
In Sir Terry’s honour, they offered Brian Pitt with the award through a video hyperlink, as he raised greater than £30,000 for charity.
Followers watching on from dwelling have been left emotional on the scenes, dashing to Twitter to pay their respects as soon as extra.
‘Sir Terry Wogan could be so so happy with tonights Youngsters in Want he liked doing that for years,’ a viewer commented.
‘At all times a bit [teary] once I see Terry Wogan on this present #childreninneed,’ one agreed.
‘#childreninneed not the identical with out Terry Wogan,’ a Twitter consumer mentioned.
As one other replied: ‘I miss Terry Wogan! #ChildrenInNeed #ChildrenInNeed2020 #TerryWogan.’
Sir Terry died in January, 2016, aged 77, following a ‘brief sickness’.
His household confirmed the tragic information in a press release, stating he died after a ‘brief however courageous battle with most cancers’.