Children in Need single pays homage to Sir Terry Wogan

Singer Katie Melua has released her version of Fields of Gold - one of Sir Terry's favourite songs

Terry Wogan

Katie Melua has recorded one of Sir Terry Wogan’s favourite songs for this year’s Children in Need official single.

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She revealed her rendition of Fields of Gold on BBC Radio 2 on 2nd November.

“I hope it goes on to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK,” the 9 Million Bicycles singer commented.

The song, originally sung by Sting but covered famously by Eva Cassidy, was played by Sir Terry on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

“He introduced me to Eva’s music,” Melua told Radio 2 host Chris Evans. “I remember being blown away by her sound. I found it so emotional and so stunning.”

Melua also said that it was a “privilege” to release the song and support a charity that was “so dear” to the iconic broadcaster.

With all profits going to Children in need, the song will be released on 3rd November.

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Children in Need airs on Friday 17th November on BBC1