Today marks what would have been the 80th birthday of Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer.
A star-studded event is being held to celebrate the life of the former Newcastle and England manager.
Famous names from the world of sport and showbiz will be there, with proceeds going to Sir Bobby's own charity.
Jonny Blair takes a look back at the man who made such a difference to football and beyond.
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