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Seamus Heaney on Poet's Corner memorial to Ted Hughes

7 December 2011 Last updated at 11:13 GMT

A memorial to Ted Hughes, who died in 1998, has been unveiled at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in London.

The plaque bearing his name and lines of his poetry was placed underneath the memorial for his publisher, TS Eliot.

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney paid tribute to Ted Hughes at the ceremony, which took place in front of more than 300 guests.

He spoke to the BBC's Will Gompertz about Hughes's extraordinary legacy and the two men's friendship.