The BBC's pounds 800,000-ayear smoothie - who dubs his listeners TOGs, Terry's Old Geezers
- spoke in the wake of Beeb ageism rows.
They took their seats alongside Terry's adoring public, including his fans, the TOGs - Terry's Old Geezers
and Old Gals - who had arrived by red bus.
Although some of Wogan's Togs - Terry's Old Geezers
and Gals - complained, Evans received a warm response from reviewers after taking over the breakfast slot in January.
Wogan had nearly eight million loyal listeners, including his devoted army of TOGs - Terry's Old Geezers
I felt the urge to share this sight with someone and realised that if I'd been one of Terry's Old Geezers
, I would have dialled up his studio and be put straight on air.
The TOGs - Terry's Old Geezers
- are planning to get Sir Terry to the top spot before he leaves his morning slot on Radio 2 on December 18.
However the switch will be a bitter pill for some of his most loyal fans, known as TOGs - Terry's Old Geezers
Last seen in Newcastle supporting Kathryn Williams, Clayhill performed an eclectic array of twisting folk rock numbers and will surely become a firm favourite with Terry's Old Geezers
Wogan said: "I owe it all the TOGGs - Terry's Old Geezers
and Girls - who have stuck with me through thick and thin, mostly thick."
Fellow host Roy Noble, agreed it may take some time for Evans to settle in and for the TOGs - Terry's old geezers
and gals - to come round to his varying style of presenting.
His replacement Chris Evans made a surprise guest appearance on Sir Terry's show yesterday to reassure his loyal fans, the TOGs - short for Terry's Old Geezers
or Gals - that they would be in safe hands.
UNUSUAL FACT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW: Wogan - TOGS (otherwise known as Terry's Old Geezers
or Gals) are fans of Wogan's radio show whose devotion extends to a website and annual convention.