Britain has woken up to a changed country as the nation voted to leave the European Union. The Leave campaign have secured 52% of the vote, and Prime Minister David Cameron has subsequently resigned in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street this morning (24 June). Celebrities have been expressing their reaction to the seismic outcome.

IBTimes UK previously observed that celebrities may have influenced the younger generation in voting for Remain with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, David Beckham and Sir Elton John publicly stating they were voting #IN. Now, these high profile personalities have spoken out about their dismay at a Brexit outcome.

Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling tweeted this morning: "Goodbye Britain," before adding, "Scotland will seek independence now. Cameron's legacy will be breaking up two unions. Neither needed to happen."

Comedian James Corden revealed his seldom seen serious side by adding his voice to the outpouring, citing: "I can't get my head around what's happening in Britain. I'm so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you've been let down today."

However, American pop singer Cher flew the Brexit flag with pride on her Twitter profile, telling her 3.08 million followers: '"Leaves" Have Won. Frnds say Immigration played part in Vote. It's Best Decision 4 All UK PPL."

Leave campaigner Elizabeth Hurley expressed her delight at the Brexit result, tweeting a picture of herself asleep with the caption: "Long, emotional night. Sweet dreams" before adding a British flag and champagne bottle emojis.

See the celebrity reaction to Brexit below: