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Sir Terry Wogan has BBC radio building named after him

Sir Terry Wogan leaving Western House in December 2009 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Sir Terry was pictured leaving Western House in December 2009 after his final breakfast show

The building from where Sir Terry Wogan broadcast his last Radio 2 breakfast show has been renamed after him.

BBC Western House, located next to New Broadcasting House in central London, will now be known as BBC Wogan House.

The Wogan family, who were on hand to see the building's new signage unveiled on Wednesday, said they were "extremely touched by such a wonderful gesture".

Sir Terry, who died in January, hosted the Radio 2 breakfast show from 1972 and 1984 and again from 1993 to 2009.

The much-loved DJ was last on air on Radio 2 in November 2015, presenting his Weekend Wogan show.

In a statement, the Wogan family said Radio 2 had been "such an important part of Terry's life".

Image caption Lady Wogan (third right) was joined by her children Katherine, Mark and Alan as well as BBC deputy director general Anne Bulford (second right) and BBC director of radio Bob Shennan (third left)

"He spent so many happy years there doing what he loved - chatting and laughing with the listeners from his studio in BBC Western House every weekday morning," they said.

BBC director of radio Bob Shennan said Sir Terry had been "a much-loved Radio 2 personality".

"Each time we all walk through the doors of Wogan House we will be forever reminded of him - his warmth, wit and endless charm."

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Image caption Bob Shennan said everyone would be reminded of Sir Terry's "wit and charm"

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