Why did I am A Celeb’s Chris Moyles go away BBC Radio 1 and was he sacked?

Nicky Morris

I’m A Celeb star Chris Moyles is a family title within the UK because of his lengthy broadcasting profession, however is maybe greatest recognized for his stint on BBC Radio 1. 

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The radio DJ offered his personal present for eight years till he was taken off the air and changed by Nick Grimshaw. Learn on to search out out precisely what occurred and what Chris has stated on the matter…

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Again in 2015, Chris claimed that he was sacked by Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper a yr earlier than he deliberate to announce his resignation from the station. 

In an interview with The Solar, the 48-year-old stated that he had supposed to go away the present after virtually ten years however was instructed it was time to “wrap up” his function a yr earlier than he wished to disclose the information of his departure stay on air. 

“Ben known as me in for a gathering and stated: ‘It is time. We have to wrap this up,” he recalled.

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“I would achieved eight-and-a-half years. I would determined at nine-and-half-years I would flip the mic on one morning and say: ‘When my contract runs out at Christmas, I am not going to re-sign. I am off.’

“That may have been ten years on the Breakfast Present. So my response when Ben instructed me was: ‘You [expletive] bag, you’ve simply blown my announcement by a yr.'”

Chris pictured along with his girlfriend Tiffany Austin

He later stated in 2020: “Radio 1 is a conveyor belt, and at a while you’ll fall off it, due to age or not being related anymore.

“The story goes I used to be too previous for the present. I used to be 38 once they took us off. They not too long ago employed some DJs who had been that age. The present is yours for some time – it’s like renting a home for a bit.”

How lengthy was Chris Moyles on Radio 1?

Chris Moyles was on Radio 1 for eight years between 2004 and 2012, when he was changed by DJ Nick Grimshaw, who has since left the station. 

The I am A Celeb star now hosts his personal present on Radio X and has been there since 2015. 

What number of listeners did Chris Moyles have?

Chris Moyles drew in tens of millions of listeners throughout his time at Radio 1, attracting 5.93 million at his 2004 debut earlier than climbing to a excessive of 7.9 million at the beginning of 2010. 

He now enjoys 1.2 million listeners on Radio X. 

Are Dave Vitty and Chris Moyles nonetheless pals?

Dave Vitty and Chris Moyles labored collectively for 14 years, with Dave initially beginning off as a broadcast assistant earlier than bagging the job of head author after which Director of Comedy.

Nonetheless, when Chris’ present was relaunched following his exit from Radio 1, Dave wasn’t concerned. 

Chris and Dave labored collectively for 14 years

The pair are thought to have fallen out when Dave break up up along with his spouse, Jayne Sharp, and Chris was photographed together with her whereas on vacation quickly after. 

When requested if this was the explanation for Dave not becoming a member of Chris at Radio X throughout an interview with The Guardian again in 2016, he stated: “That is what folks have stated.”

He elaborated: “We haven’t spoken shortly. It is nobody’s enterprise, however everybody’s enterprise. The final time we spoke it was, ‘Good luck.’ ‘And also you.’ All that. ‘Want you all the very best.’ ‘And your self.’ ‘Thanks, pal.’ So… that is it. That is all I am going to say on that.”

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