Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

'Proud' Moyles turns torchbearer

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Aberystwyth and Tre Taliesin
Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Aberystwyth and Tre Taliesin

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has become an Olympic torchbearer live on his show.

The breakfast show host said the "buzz was amazing" after taking a turn in Aberystwyth in mid-Wales during a location broadcast.

His colleagues, including sidekick "Comedy" Dave Vitty, sounded taken aback when the presenter slipped away and suddenly joined the relay.

Afterwards Moyles said: "I felt so proud. Everyone was waving and cheering.

"The buzz is amazing but it's so quick."

Moyles, wearing the number 006, showed off his rather more streamlined figure after losing several stones in weight in recent months.

Opera singer Bryn Terfel will also be among the 84 torchbearers during the journey from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth.

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