He was twinkly, he was funny, he was loveable… and he was also one of my earliest schoolgirl crushes (well, can you blame me?!)
But above all these things, our beloved British broadcaster Terry Wogan was, quite simply, himself.
I say ‘quite simply’ – but being truly oneself isn’t as easy as it sounds. Which is why, perhaps, people who are their genuine selves – people without ego, people like Terry Wogan – stand out.
I wrote about all this for Standard Issue. Here’s to learning to be ourselves – and here’s to dear ol’ El Tel.