Celebrity radio DJs visit Exmouth

Celebrity radio DJs Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie took part in a live two-hour broadcast from the Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth

KEEN radio listeners were able to meet two well-known DJs who visited Exmouth last week.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, who present on BBC Radio 2, visited the area to enjoy the sights of the Jurassic Coast walk which they sauntered along as part of a special broadcast.

The enthusiastic walkers set out from Lyme Regis last Monday, they were in Beer on Tuesday, then headed off to Sidmouth before their final leg in Exmouth.

The pair stopped off at the Royal Beacon Hotel on Thursday where they carried out a two-hour live broadcast, watched by an audience of more than 100 people.

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Paul Nightingale, the hotel owner, said it was a hugely popular evening.

He added: “It was a great time. We were pleased to accommodate the BBC as we have done many times. We had the Antiques Roadshow, for instance, down here last year.”

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Mr Radcliffe said: “I adore trail life. The rest of the world seems to disappear. We are working, and working hard, but it’s like a holiday too.

“A lot of outside broadcasts are big, but with this kind, there’s a sense of intimacy, it’s really atmospheric.”

A lady from Exmouth joined them during their journey who gave the pair a box of chocolates.

As for their next trip, Mr Maconie said: “I think, as national broadcasters, we owe it to Wales or Scotland to do something there.”

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