Graham Norton paid tribute to the 'late, great Terry Wogan' during the Eurovision Final on Saturday night declaring that he will always be the 'voice of Eurovision'.

Norton, who took over from Eurovision hosting duties for the BBC from Wogan in 2009, was advised by the Limerick man not to have an alcoholic drink until the ninth performance.

Keen to keep the tradition going Norton told viewers on Saturday night: "Last year we started a mini tradition, so if you do have a drink in front of you, be it a wine or vodka, a beer cocoa or tea, or even a glass of water, why not raise it with me now and toast the memory of the ,late, great Sir Terry Wogan, who always was and always will be the voice of Eurovision."

Viewers showed their support on social media by posting pictures of themselves with drinks.

The 77-year-old broadcasting legend passed away in January 2016, after what his family described as "a short but brave battle with cancer".

Portugal's Salvador Sobral triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with a jazz-style ballad written by his sister Luisa.

Ireland failed to qualify for the Grand Final despite Brendan Murray's best attempt.