Terry Wogan is Ultimate Icon
BBC Radio Two breakfast presenter Sir Terry Wogan has been voted as the Ultimate Icon of tthe last 40 years. The poll, voted for by listeners, put The Beatles in second place, Nelson Mandela third and Diana Princess of Wales in forth.
The winner was announced on a special birthday edition of Family Favourites With Michael Aspel during a day of programming marking Radio 2's 40th anniversary.
Sir Terry says: "I've always suspected that the great British public thought of me in the same way as a great piece of art or great work of art… I just hope this result doesn't mean they want to hang me somewhere."
The shortlisted names were (in alphabetical order): Muhammad Ali; The Beatles; David Bowie; Kate Bush; David Cassidy; Lara Croft; Diana, Princess of Wales; Michael Jackson; John Lennon; Nelson Mandela; Sir Paul McCartney; Morrissey; Donny Osmond; Elvis Presley; Sir Cliff Richard; and Sir Terry Wogan.