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Fearne Cotton pregnant and leaving BBC Radio 1

Fearne Cotton is pregnant with her second child and will quit Radio 1. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fearne Cotton is quitting Radio 1 after telling her fans she is pregnant with her second child.

The DJ, who is married to Ronnie Wood's son Jesse, said leaving the station was the start of a "new chapter".

Writing on her website, she said she had had "the most incredible decade" working on the station.

I feel extremely blessed and happy that Rex will be a big brother, and we get to welcome another Wood into the world.

I would like to thank Radio 1 for being such a great home and most of all to the listeners who have been on this journey with me.

It's such a kick to know you heard a band on my show first, or that the songs I've played have helped you through the day, so thank you."

– Fearne Cotton

Cotton's role presenting the station's Live Lounge will be taken over by Clara Amfo.

Fearne Cotton sorry for swearing live on Radio 1

Presenter Fearne Cotton has apologised to listeners after a microphone was left on during her Radio 1 show and picked up swearing. The mid-morning DJ was hosting a Christmas party edition of her Live Lounge with guests who included Ricky Gervais and Jamie Oliver.

But the production team accidentally failed to fade out the mic while playing Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, allowing banter to be heard over the music.

Fearne Cotton apologised for swearing on air. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

She said: "We might have heard some bad language on the radio because one of the mics was still faded up, in the kitchen."

She came on air to apologise shortly after the track had aired, to say sorry to listeners and viewers watching the programme online and on the BBC's red button service.


Fearne Cotton 'over the moon' about pregnancy

Jesse Wood and Fearne Cotton Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

TV presenter and DJ Fearne Cotton has said she is "over the moon" after announcing she is pregnant.

Cotton has been dating Jesse Wood - the son of the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood - since last year.

Writing on her blog, she said: "We are over the moon, morning sickness aside (me, not Jess) and looking forward to the little Cotton Woods arrival."