Terry Wogan: "sympathetic" to strikers, and scab

The Guardian reported that he said he supported the strike but felt he was not in a position to join the 24-hour walkout.

"Of course I have sympathy for them [the strikers] but I have a job to do. I am on a contract," he said. Of course all of the strikers also had contracts.

Wogan had earlier refused to take a leaflet on the strike action from a representative from broadcasting union Bectu.

Wogan also faced criticism for taking over £10,000 payment for helping present Children In Need in 2006, on top of his £800,000 a year fee for his breakfast radio show alone. Other presenters, like Natasha Kaplinsky - who refused to cross BBC picket lines - and Fearne Cotton waived their fees.

While critical of Jimmy Savile, Terry Wogan was more defensive of convicted paedophile Stuart Hall who was jailed in 2013 for a series of indecent assaults on children describing him as “a good-humoured fella, very ebullient… Jolly, hearty, a good broadcaster, a funny man. I’m not trying to excuse him.… But it will be interesting to see what will happen when all these cases come to court, how many are proved.”http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terry-wogan-hatred-jimmy-savile-2341936 - retrieved 31/01/16 " href="#footnote1_lmhpzm3">1

Hall had actually already pled guilty to the indecent assaults of 13 children, some aged only nine years old.

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Noah Fence
Jan 31 2016 16:44

Even worse, he did a number on David Icke. Never forgotten never forgiven. Justice prevails though - Dave said that one day Wogan would die and true to form his vision has been proved correct. Scoff at his insight at your peril comrades.

Jan 31 2016 21:59

Forget it, you're having a laugh