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Chris Moyles

Mostly Credited As: Chris Moyles
Birth Name: Christopher Moyles
Date Of Birth: February 22, 1974 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Chris Moyles


Chris Moyles is most famous for being the presenter of 'The Chris Moyles Show' on BBC Radio 1. He and his team have transformed the breakfast show on the station and increased the audience up to 6.5 million. Moyles has a team on his show that makes his style distinct and individual. The most prominent of the team is Chris' fellow DJ Dave Vitty or Comedy Dave as he is commonly known. He has worked with Chris for years as well as hosting a show with DJ Mark Chapman. Sports reader Carrie Davis, news reader Dominic Byrne, Producer Rachel and day producer Aled also feature throughout the show. Moyles also invites or talks to his friends such as Longman who owns a sandwich shop in Chris' hometown of Leeds and Impressionist Jon Culshaw. Chris joined Radio 1 on July 28, 1997 and soon took over the Saturday mid-morning slot. In October 1998 Chris took over the weekday afternoon show and stayed there for 5 years before he took on the flagship morning show. His talents were recently recognized when he was awarded the Gold Sony Radio Award in 2006 for Best Entertainment Show.
Moyles has always been a controversial DJ. Most recently he was accused of being racist by Halle Berry as Chris was interviewing here and her X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman. He has also been in hot water over comments he would take Charlotte Church's virginity when she turned 16. However the jokes are always in good heart proven by the fact Moyles is friends with Church and her family, recently doing a show from their welsh pub at Christmas. Also recently many listeners accused him of being unprofessional after he didn't turn up for the show the day after he had been in Cardiff for the Championship Play-Off final. His team said they had no idea where he was but the BBC later announced this as pre-planned.
Chris Moyles has ventured into TV work but has been relatively unsuccessful. His Channel 5 show 'Live With . . . Chris Moyles' got terrible viewing figures and got canceled soon after. He and Comedy Dave also had a show on the now non-existent channel UK Play. 'The Chris Moyles Show' aired in 1999 before the channel was pulled. He has also hosted the long running music programme 'Top of The Pops' a few times and done charity work for Comic Relief. Most recently Chris has entered the celebrity version of 'The X Factor'. 'The X Factor: Battle of The Stars' which is raising money for charity featured many stars including Moyles in the 'Over 25's' category. He has expressed a desire to do well but not win it, he has said the final 4 would be his preferred position. He later stated that he would like to win it after a few nights in the competition. His desire didn't become reailty after he was eliminated in the show before the final, and Lucy Benjamin went on to win the contest. In June 2006, his Radio 1 team went to Germany for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In October 2006, Moyles released his autbiography - 'The Gospel According To Chris Moyles'. He mentioned the book numerous times on his morning show despite being told by Radio1 bosses that it was against the rules to advertise his book.
More recently, Moyles has had a part in the BBC One show 'Hotel Babylon' and appeared on 'Supermarket Sweep' with Aled, one of the crew from his radio show.
For Comic Relief, Moyles and his team organised 'The Red Nose Rallyoke' which involved them travelling around Britain on a tour-bus for a week, and every night having a karaoke session for which listeners had won tickets. Joining them would be celebrities including Davina McCall, members of Travis, Louis Walsh and Kelly Jones of The Stereophonics. During the morning radio shows, once in a lifetime prizes would be on offer which listeners would enter for by text. These texts were the main fund raising idea for the Rallyoke. In total the Rallyoke raised over £600,000.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Love Machine (2012)As: Host
Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009)As: Himself (Host)
Big Brother Celebrity Hijack (2008)As: Himself (Celebrity Hijacker - Day 11)
X Factor: Battle Of The Stars (2006)As: Himself - Eliminated Show 7
I Love 1990's (2001)As: Himself
Casting Couch (1999)As: Team Captain
Children In Need (1980)As: Himself (Co-Host 2009-2011)
Episode Cast Credits 

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast (2014) 
  DIY Smoker, Pizza and Chris Moyles 01x05: (Feb/03/2014) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  September 18, 2013 26x13: (Sep/18/2013) As Himself 
  January 4, 2013 25x83: (Jan/04/2013) As Himself 
  November 7, 2012 25x48: (Nov/07/2012) As Himself 
  May 24, 2012 24x180: (May/24/2012) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 17, Show 74 17x74: (Jan/07/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 17, Show 1 17x01: (Sep/03/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 16, Show 126 16x126: (Mar/06/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Text Santa (2011) 
  Text Santa 2012 02x02: (Dec/21/2012) As Himself (Appeal Film), [Co-Guest Stars]

Children In Need (1980) 
  2012 - Part One 33x01: (Nov/16/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Celebrity Juice (2008) 
  Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Chris Moyles, Ashley Banjo and Melanie Chisholm 08x11: (Nov/08/2012) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Chris Moyles, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch, Lulu 05x14: (May/12/2011) As Guest Team Captain, [Special Guest Stars]
  Chris Moyles, Louie Spence, Stacey Solomon 05x11: (Apr/21/2011) As Guest Team Captain, [Special Guest Stars]
  This Morning vs Radio 1 03x07: (Apr/29/2010) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Daybreak (2010) 
  November 6, 2012 03x47: (Nov/06/2012) As Himself 

Sunday Brunch (2012) 
  Alfie Boe, Calvin Harris, Elizabeth McGovern, Chris Moyles 01x31: (Nov/04/2012) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 18, 2012 13x262: (Sep/18/2012) As Himself 
  March 18, 2011 12x77: (Mar/18/2011) As Himself 

Hackney 2012 (2012) 
  Nicki Minaj & Kasabian @ Hackney 2012 01x02: (Jun/23/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

Don't Stop Me Now (2012) 
  Episode 6 01x06: (Jun/17/2012) As Himself 

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Himself (Radio Contributors), [Co-Guest Stars]

The Million Pound Drop Live (2010) 
  Series 8, Episode 9 08x09: (Feb/10/2012) As Himself 

Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2010) 
  Comedy Gala 2011 01x02: (Jun/10/2011) As Himself 

Dancing on Ice (2006) 
  Series 6, Show 5 (Result) 06x10: (Feb/06/2011) As Himself 

Big Brother (UK) (2000) 
  Ultimate Big Brother, The Final 12x23: (Sep/10/2010) As Himself 
  Davina's Big Send Off 12x22: (Sep/10/2010) As Himself 

James Corden's World Cup Live (2010) 
  Show 6 01x06: (Jun/21/2010) As Himself 

The 5 O'Clock Show (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 4 01x04: (Jun/03/2010) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  February 26, 2010 04x156: (Feb/26/2010) As Himself 
  September 7, 2009 04x45: (Sep/07/2009) As Himself 
  February 23, 2009 03x139: (Feb/23/2009) As Himself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 8, Show 63 08x63: (Dec/16/2009) As Himself 
  Series 4, Show 25 04x25: (Oct/19/2007) As Himself 
  Series 2, Show 7 02x07: (Oct/03/2006) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  James Corden, Chris Moyles, Westlife, Alesha Dixon 02x02: (Nov/26/2009) As Himself 

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) (2004) 
  Chris Moyles 06x07: (Jul/22/2009) As Himself 

The Justin Lee Collins Show (2009) 
  Episode 7 01x07: (Apr/30/2009) As Himself 

8 out of 10 Cats (2005) 
  David Baddiel, Michael McIntyre, Chris Moyles, June Sarpong 06x06: (Jul/18/2008) As Himself 

Comedy Map of Britain (2007) 
  Leeds to Nottingham 02x04: (May/10/2008) As Himself 

Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008) 
  Chris Moyles, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Duncan James, Zoë Ball, Jamelia 01x01: (Feb/01/2008) As Himself 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Christmas Special - Davina McCall (Dec/28/2007) As Himself 
  Chris Moyles 05x02: (Jun/08/2007) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, Chris Moyles, Roisin Murphy 13x05: (Oct/05/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The F Word (2005) 
  Series 3, Episode 5 03x05: (Jun/05/2007) As Himself 

Big Brother's Big Mouth (2004) 
  Series 7, Show 3 07x03: (Jun/01/2007) As Himself 
  Series 7, Show 2 07x02: (May/31/2007) As Himself 
  Series 7, Show 1 07x01: (May/30/2007) As Himself 

The Charlotte Church Show (2006) 
  Chris Moyles, Hilary Duff, Jamelia 02x03: (Mar/09/2007) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 9, Episode 6 09x06: (Mar/04/2007) As Himself (Limo Passenger), [Featuring]

Hotel Babylon (2006) 
  Series 2, Episode 1 02x01: (Feb/15/2007) As Himself 

All Star Family Fortunes (2006) 
  Chris Moyles/Fearne Cotton 01x01: (Oct/28/2006) As Himself 

The Xtra Factor: Battle of the Stars (2006) 
  Episode 8 01x08: (Jun/05/2006) As Himself 
  Episode 7 01x07: (Jun/04/2006) As Himself 
  Episode 6 01x06: (Jun/03/2006) As Himself 
  Episode 5 01x05: (Jun/02/2006) As Himself 

Big Brother's Little Brother (2001) 
  Series 5, Episode 3 05x08: (Jun/01/2004) As Himself 
  Series 2, Episode 53 - BBLB Awards 02x53: (Jul/28/2002) As Himself 

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  Vic Reeves, Chris Moyles, Bill Bailey, James Broad 04x01: (Sep/11/1998) As Himself 
Featured Songs

X Factor: Battle Of The Stars Songs:
Elimination 7 + Hard To Handle
+ Wonderwall 
Elimination 6 + It's My Goal 
Elimination 4 + Beautiful Day 
Elimination 3 + It's A Wonderful World 
Elimination 2 + You Really Got Me 
Elimination 1 + Ain't That a Kick in the Head 
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Trivia

Chris Moyles' listeners nickname him 'Moylesey'.

In 1997, Sky magazine voted Chris one of the 'Faces for '97'.

In 2006, Gold Sony Radio Award for Best Entertainment Show.

Chris' Channel 5 show 'Live With . . . Chris Moyles' flopped in the ratings.

Chris and his radio 1 team once featured in features in the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest-ever selling download, with his charity single 'Dogz Don't Kill People (Wabbitz Do)' under the name 'Mouldie Lookin' Stain'.

Chris is reffered to, often by himself, as 'The Saviour' of Radio 1. This is partly due to him overtaking Johnny Vaughn as the most listened to youth breakfast show and just increasing listeners in general.

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