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Fearne Cotton Leaves Radio 1: DJ Says Emotional Farewell As She Hosts Last Show

22/05/2015 12:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 14:59 BST

Fearne Cotton bid an emotional farewell to her Radio 1 listeners today (22 May), as she hosted her last ever show.

The DJ is leaving the station after 10 years on the air, following her announcement she is pregnant with her second child.

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After bursting into tears during her final moments on air, she said: "I'm so utterly blown away, you have no idea, it's just been the best morning and I'm going to miss everyone so much."

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She was joined by a host of celeb friends including 'Celebrity Juice' co-stars Holly Willoughby and Keith Lemon, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Ghrol, and her two-year-old son Rex, who helped her celebrate her final broadcast in style.

Coldplay's Chris Martin also honoured Fearne with her own song, entitled 'Gone But Not F. Cotton', which he played on the show.

The DJ was also inundated with well-wishes from a number of music acts and celebs on Twitter.

I will really miss you on Radio 1 Fearne. Thank you for always supporting me and supporting new music. Love ya xx

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Ahead of her last show, Fearne posted a picture of herself in the studio on Instagram.

"Here we go... For the last time," she wrote.

Here we go... For the last time

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Fearne announced back in February that she was leaving Radio 1 to focus on her growing family.

“After much time and careful thought I have decided to leave Radio 1 after ten amazing years,” she said at the time.

“I have had the most incredible decade broadcasting on Radio 1, meeting wonderful people, helping break artists and watching live music from the world’s best. However it is now time for a new chapter.”

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Fearne is currently pregnant with her second child

Fearne first started at the station in September 2005, hosting an early morning show with Reggie Yates, later taking over the Official Chart Show together.

Fearne then went solo, taking over Jo Wiley’s weekday 10am - 12.45pm slot in September 2009, but was temporarily replaced by Sara Cox when she went on maternity leave to have her first child, Rex, in 2012.

Current Chart Show presenter Clara Amfo will be taking over Fearne’s show from Monday, and she will also continue to host the Live Lounge.

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