COMMUTERS have been taken aback by an unusual sight hanging over Bolton this morning – a hot air balloon.

The blue balloon can be seen across the town but reaction to the sight from residents has been varied.

Maire Dawe said on Twitter: “I'm so jealous of the people in this hot air balloon and I'm in sweaty work.”

And a spokesman for Perry’s Bolton posted on the car dealership’s Facebook page: “A beautiful blue sky in Bolton today, and a wonderful sight a hot air balloon going over the dealership, who saw this amazing site this morning?”

But Olivia Kinsley said: “Dunno why you’d go in a hot air balloon over Bolton.”