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21 Essential Facts On Chris Moyles

1. For his Radio X and Radio 1 show, see The Chris Moyles Show.

2. Christopher “Chris” Moyles (born 22 February 1974) is an English radio and television presenter and author, who currently presents The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X. Previously he has presented The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 from 2004 to 2012 and Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night between 2009 and 2012 on Channel 4.

3. Moyles has worked at various radio stations, including Radio Luxembourg (under the pseudonym Chris Holmes) and Capital FM.

4. Moyles moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1997 and went on hiatus from the station in September 2012.

5. He has presented the early breakfast show, a Saturday morning show, and the drive time show (from September 1998 to December 2003), before presenting the breakfast show from 5 January 2004 to 14 September 2012.

6. On 7 September 2009, he became BBC Radio 1’s longest serving breakfast presenter. Moyles has become famous for his maverick broadcasting style on BBC Radio 1 and has been embroiled in numerous controversies, including accusations of sexism and homophobia, due to statements he has made on the air and in the press.

7. He has achieved various radio awards, and has helped raise money for charity by taking part in challenges, aired on television on behalf of Comic Relief.

8. In 2009, Chris launched his late-night quiz show, Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night on Channel 4.

9. He frequently made appearances on several television shows including Hotel Babylon, a celebrity version of Dale’s Supermarket Sweep, Top Gear, The Charlotte Church Show, The F-Word, The Friday Night Project, The One Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Richard & Judy and The Paul O’Grady Show.

10. Moyles was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, and was educated at the Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School. While at school, he began his broadcasting career at WBHS (Wakefield’s Broadcast to Hospitals Service), a voluntary staffed hospital radio station in the West Yorkshire city.

11. During this time, he was also a presenter on Radio Top Shop in the Leeds Briggate branch.

12. After hosting his own Saturday Evening Show on Aire FM (and occasionally serving as a stand-in presenter), he was then employed as a presenter at Radio Luxembourg in 1992, until the station closed.

13. In 1993, he gained a job at the Pulse of West Yorkshire, presenting the evening show from 7.00pm 10.00pm.

14. He remained there until early 1994 when he was dismissed for comments made about the station’s previous programme controller.

15. Moyles subsequently turned up at Signal 1 in Stoke-on-Trent again presenting The Evening Bit from 7.00pm 10.00pm.

16. He remained there until he was dismissed by the station’s programme controller, who he refers to as a “spineless bastard” in his first autobiography.

17. In 1995 Moyles was heard on the Chiltern Radio Network, presenting the evening show from 7.00pm 10.00pm, before taking on the late show from 10.00pm 1.00am.

18. This show was simulcast on Horizon Radio, Chiltern Radio, Severn Sound and Northants 96.

19. In 1996, Moyles joined London station Capital FM hosting his weekend show ‘The Late Bit’, which went out on a Friday & Saturday evening, and covering for other DJs.

20. It was at Capital that Moyles fell out with fellow DJ ‘Doctor’ Neil Fox.

21. After declining the offer of presenting the breakfast show on rival station Kiss 100,

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