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Terry Wogan forced to pull out of major charity event due to “health reasons”

Dermot O'Leary will now be taking his place.

We hope he's feeling better soon
We hope he’s feeling better soon

Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan has been forced to pull out of charity event, due to health issues.

The star was set to present Children in Need over in the UK tonight, however under doctor’s advice decided to withdraw.

Terry has hosted the annual show for 36 years, but sadly couldn’t continue his reign.

The show will remain in capable hands though, as another Irish host has stepped in to save the day: Dermot O’Leary.

In a statement released from the BBC, a spokesperson said, “We are incredibly grateful to Dermot for stepping in at such short notice but know he’ll do us and Sir Terry proud.”

Dermot's ready to take over!
Dermot’s ready to take over!

Dermot spoke out about the opportunity, saying, “It’s a huge honor to be asked to step into Sir Terry’s shoes tonight. He is one of my broadcasting heroes and has been a source of support for me down the years.

“I’d like to add my best wishes to Sir Terry for a speedy recovery and I hope I do him justice.”

One Direction are also set to appear on the show tonight, and are rumoured to be performing a song from their new album – we can’t wait to hear it!

The show will air on BBC One tonight from 7.30pm-10pm.

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