Sir Terry: "I'm going to miss you. Thank you. Thank you for being my friend"
Sir Terry Wogan has hosted his last Radio 2 breakfast show after 27 years presenting the programme.
As the programme came to an end, the 71-year-old said: "The years together with you have not only been a pleasure but a privilege."
Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid an on-air tribute to the veteran DJ, saying he had "shaped the popular imagination of British viewers and listeners".
Sir Terry will begin hosting a new Sunday show from February.
"Five decades at the very top of British broadcasting is a towering, indeed an unparalleled achievement," Mr Brown said.
"As you move on from Wake Up To Wogan, I wanted to let you know how very dearly you'll be missed and how delighted we all are you'll be returning with another venture before too long."
In response to Mr Brown's comments, which were played during the 0800 news bulletin, the DJ said: "How dare you slip that across me. Are you all trying to make me cry?"
As the show drew to a close Sir Terry addressed his audience and said: "You've allowed me to share your lives with you. When you tell me how important I've been in your lives, it's fairly moving. You've been every bit as important in mine.
I'm going to miss the laughter and the fun of our mornings together
Throughout the show, Sir Terry read out cards and emails from listeners wishing him well.
"I'm surrounded by farewell poems - I wish I could reply to all of you personally because I feel as if we've met," he said.
Later, as the tributes piled up, he joked: "I am having my obituaries while I'm still alive".
Sir Terry began his final programme saying he would "indulge" himself and "play all the music we've enjoyed so much over the years" which included tracks by The Who, Katie Melua, Abba and Elvis Presley.
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