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Moyles honoured by Olympic role

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has tweeted about the sense of pride and honour he had from carrying the Olympic torch.


Pulis: Proud to be carrying the Olympic torch

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride after being chosen to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of the city on Thursday.

This is an historic event for the whole of Britain and it is an immensely proud feeling to be able to say that you are carrying the Olympic torch as part of that build-up.

I am extremely honoured to be given the privilege of representing Stoke-on-Trent and to be among those offered this most prestigious of opportunities.

Premier League manager to carry Olympic torch

Stoke City manager will help carry the Olympic torch Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis will carry the Olympic torch when it reaches his club's home city later this week.

He is thought to be the only top flight manager to be given such an honour.

He will take up the flame as it leaves the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the city centre on Thursday.


Olympic torch heads through North Wales

Carwen Richards carryied the flame up the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Carwen Richards was the first Olympic torchbearer of the day, as the torch made its way northwards through Wales.

The teenager carried the torch up the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway.

She was nominated by Ceredigion County Council for her work as a Youth Sports Ambassador.

DJ kept colleagues in the dark about Olympic role

Chris Moyles has revealed that most of his colleagues had no idea that he was going to be an Olympic torch bearer.

The DJ left his breakfast show to carry the torch 300 metres up Penglais Hill in Aberystwyth.

I had not even told them I was doing it, I sneaked out.

They had no idea. I've got to run back and do the rest of the show now!

Chris Moyles takes time out to carry Olympic torch

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles became an Olympic torch bearer while on air Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has taken his turn as an Olympic torch-bearer.

The breakfast show host kept his colleagues in the dark as he slipped away from his radio show in Aberystwyth to take his turn carrying the torch.

Afterwards he said the "buzz was amazing" and he "felt so proud".

Opera star looks forward to Olympic role

World-famous opera singer Bryn Terfel will be the high-profile face of the Olympic torch relay as it travels through North Wales.

The celebrated bass-baritone is looking forward to his latest role.