Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan today received an honorary degree – from the place he once joked was ‘The Lost City’.
Sir Terry, 71, posed for pictures while he was robed at De Montfort University in Leicester.
He told crowds that we has ”thrilled” that he had received the Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree.
In a speech to hundreds of students and university staff, Terry joked: ”For many years my radio listeners and I conducted a fruitless search for the ‘Lost City’ of Leicester.
”I discovered the City on 21st November 1984, and am now the proud possessor of ‘The Leicester Spoon’.
”The University of Leicester has been the generous and hospitable host for some years to me and my loyal listeners, for the three-day Mardi Gras that is the TOGs Convention.”
The University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess said: ”Sir Terry Wogan is a brilliant broadcaster who has touched many people’s lives over a long and distinguished career.
”We are proud of his connection with the University of Leicester and delighted to be associated with some of his charitable work.
”It is very appropriate for the University to award him with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.”
Sir Terry was created an Honorary OBE and received an Honorary Knighthood, KBE, as well as a Knighthood in Ordinary.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from Limerick University and is a Freeman of the City of Limerick, Ireland, and Freeman of the City of London.