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Presenters and musicians react to Moyles' announcement

Celebrities react to Chris Moyles' departure on Twitter

Chris Moyles announced live on air this morning he is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show after more than eight years. His successor is to be announced later today.

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Chris Moyles is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show

Chris Moyles has announced live on air he is to leave the Radio 1 breakfast show.

The DJ has been presenting the radio station's flagship show since January 2004.

Radio 1 breakfast DJ Chris Moyles. Credit: PA Wire

To listen to Chris Moyles' on-air announcement click here.

Chris Moyles' successor is to be announced on Radio 1's Newsbeat bulletin at 10.30am.

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.

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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.

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