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Terry Wogan: I drink too much; Broadcast legend to work for 10 more years.

Byline: hannah hope

SIR Terry Wogan has admitted he "probably drinks too much" and revealed he's keen to work for another 10 years.

The 77-year-old broadcasting legend says he'll have to be carried off stage before he quits.

Speaking about himself and wife of 50 years Helen, Terry said: "We, probably in common with every other middle class person our age, probably drink too much, but there you are.

"Of course you shouldn't drink every day, I'm not advocating people drinking, but the fact is that, yes, I have a glass of wine with my dinner and I may have a dry martini before my dinner.

"When you get to a certain age you think, 'How much longer have I got to have a dry martini?' So you've got to make the most of it.

"I make a wonderful dry martini and an excellent champagne cocktail, with a cube of sugar, bitters and Cointreau. It's delicious."

The Limerick-born star - who presents BBC Proms in the Park tomorrow - explained he has no plans to retire and would like to continue working for another decade.

He said: "I'm used to long days.

"I do seven hours on my feet of live television for Children in Need every year, so the day that I can't stand up is when I will stop doing it. I'd love to keep going for another 10 years, I'll cling to the wreckage for as long as I can.

"I'm supposed to be retiring, but I'm not. I have no plans to retire - they'll have to carry me off stage."

The Beeb stalwart - who is celebrating 50 years in broadcasting - added that he exercises for half an hour every day.

He said: "I'm of an age now where I'm supposed to exercise. So I walk for half an hour every day, which is what people of my extreme age are supposed to do to keep them from falling off the perch.

"I have no idea if it makes a difference. I think it helps to control my weight.

"I'm not a fool, I don't stuff my face. My wife is a very good cook and we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables."

?Proms in the Park will be broadcast tomorrow on Radio 2 from 5.15pm, and there are highlights on BBC2 and BBC1 throughout the evening.



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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 11, 2015
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