SIR Terry Wogan was remembered at a service in Westminster Abbey commemorating his first broadcast on the BBC 50 years ago today.
His wife, Lady Helen Wogan and three children Alan, Mark and Katherine presented a united front as they held hands outside the Abbey.
Gloria Hunniford, Esther Rantzen, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Dermot O'Leary and Jimmy Carr were amongst the congregation.
The Queen was also represented by her Lady-in-Waiting, Lady Susan Hussey.
The memorial service began with Sir Wogan's last sign off from his BBC 2 breakfast programme.
"Thank you for being my friend," he said.
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Fellow BBC broadcaster Chris Evans paid tribute to the Limerick native saying, "Terry Wogan wasn't the best, he is the best and he will always be the best."
Joanna Lumley read a newly penned poem at the service, titled, For the Former Greatest Living Irishman.
She compared his voice to an ‘aural newly-ripened peach, that never spoke to all, but spoke to each’ in the poem.
"I think he was the tops, the cat's miaow," she said, "For pity's sake, who else would you allow, to mutter in your ear each dawn of days/Just rambling on, with nothing on his mind?"
"A brainy burbling, charming us to shreds, when we should long have risen from our beds," she said.
Ms Lumley concluded by saying, "If he was here I'd kiss his handsome face, and tell him that they simply broke the mould when he was made."
Lord Hall, the Director General of the BBC called Sir Wogan a "national treasure", saying the over-used phrase was "entirely appropriate" for the broadcaster.
Lord Hall also paid tribute to the memorable Eurovision Sir Terry Wogan provided.
Lord Hall said, "He announced as the coverage began: 'Who knows what hellish future lies ahead? Actually I do, I've seen the rehearsals!'"
The BBC Chief also thanked Sir Terry Wogan for the "sheer alloyed joy" he had given everyone.
Sir Terry Wogan passed away in January this year after a short battle with cancer.
He was 77 at the time of his death.
In September this year, it was announced he would posthumously receive the Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award for his service to the Irish in Britain.