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Sir Terry Wogan wins Radio Personality award at the TRIC Awards

10th March 2010

Sir Terry Wogan, whose final breakfast show went out in December, won a gong for digital radio personality at the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards (TRIC), after being nominated against Radio 1's breakfast host Chris Moyles and his Radio 2 successor, Chris Evans.

Chris Evans, who has suffered a backlash from some of Sir Terry's loyal fans, known as Togs (Terry's Old Geezers and Gals), since taking over the Radio 2 breakfast show, presented the gong to Sir Terry at the London ceremony and made light of the fact that he had not won.

Sir Terry was also nominated for best radio/digital radio programme, but lost out to Radio 1's, The Chris Moyles Show.

Sir Terry joked afterwards that he won because he benefited from the ''sympathy vote'' after having had his knee replaced.

The TRIC Awards also saw EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor (who plays Peggy Mitchell) win a lifetime achievement title.

Barbara, who is about to bow out of the BBC soap, said of her long career in showbusiness: ''In a year or so it will be 60 years. I love it now as much as I did then.''

She added: ''I know that I'm known for two great British institutions, EastEnders and Carry On.

''This year is going to be different for me because I'm leaving EastEnders.''

But she added: ''I'm not retiring. It will be interesting to see what happens.''

EastEnders beat Hollyoaks and Coronation Street to TV soap of the year at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel.

Tess Daly picked up the award for Strictly Come Dancing for TV reality programme, beating The Apprentice and The X Factor.

Other winners were Doctor Who for TV drama, BBC Breakfast for TV daytime programme, Harry Hill for TV personality, Eamonn Holmes for satellite/digital TV personality and Ricky Whittle (Calvin Valentine in Hollyoaks) for TV soap personality.

Gary Lineker won the award for best sports presenter and turned up at the event with wife Danielle Bux.

Mark Austin won best newscaster, Tomasz Schafernaker was named best TV weather presenter, and Oz And James Drink To Britain scooped the title for TV arts/documentary programme for Oz Clarke and James May.


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