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Wogan praises Norton Eurovision commentary

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Sir Terry Wogan has praised Graham Norton's commentary at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, branding the comedian "wonderful".

The veteran broadcaster had fronted the international music competition since 1973, but handed the reigns over to Norton ahead of this year's event.

Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "I thought Graham Norton was excellent. People have said his approach was rather like mine, and all I can say is I take that as a compliment."

The 70-year-old went on to say: "I thought [this year] was wonderful. A spectacular show without a flaw in it.... Contrary to what is often believed I love Eurovision, or I couldn't have presented it for as long as I did."

Wogan had previously criticised tactical voting from neighbouring Eastern European countries and branded last year's British result "tremendously disappointing" after Andy Abrahams finished in last place.

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