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Ortis Deley dropped as athletics host

OUT: Ortis Deley

PRESENTER ORTIS Deley has been dropped as the main host of the IAAF athletics championship, a Channel 4 spokesman has confirmed.

Deley, who will be replaced by T4 presenter, Rick Edwards, will remain on presenting team in Daegu, South Korea, but will no longer be the main presenter.

"Ortis Deley's role in Korea covering the world's athletics has been scaled back but he will continue to be on air for the duration of the competition," a spokeswoman for Channel 4 said.

The move comes after the channel received hundreds of complaints from viewers both towards Deley and its overall coverage of the games since they began on Saturday (Aug 27).

The 38-year-old, who is yet to comment, is best known for his presenting roles on Channel 5's The Gadget Show and his Sunday morning slot on Choice FM.

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