Sir Terry Wogan: Darren Bird's Pudsey cartoon goes viral
A cartoonist's tribute to Sir Terry Wogan showing Pudsey Bear in mourning has been adopted by the official Children in Need charity.
It comes after Darren 'Birdie' Bird's image - showing the mascot "paying his respects" to Sir Terry, who died on Sunday - was shared thousands of times on social media.
Pudsey has a tear running down his face and his colourful eye patch is black.
Mr Bird, aka Birdie, said: "Little did I know it would go as big as it did."
"It's an absolute honour - to feel that it spoke to them and that they see it as a perfect tribute to Sir Terry," said Mr Bird, who is from Ipswich.
"As a cartoonist it's such a sad way to have your artwork shared, but equally to have the reaction and to have Children in Need embrace it in such a way is just really lovely."
Mr Bird, whose work has appeared in the Racing Post and on Channel 4, said he had admired Sir Terry for being a "quick-witted" entertainer who "brought a lot of light into people's lives".