Chris Moyles

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This article is about Chris Moyles as an individual. Chris Moyles_sentence_0

For his Radio X and Radio 1 show, see The Chris Moyles Show. Chris Moyles_sentence_1

"Moyles" redirects here. Chris Moyles_sentence_2

For other uses, see Moyles (disambiguation). Chris Moyles_sentence_3

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BornChris Moyles_header_cell_0_1_0 Christopher David Moyles
(1974-02-22) 22 February 1974 (age 46)

Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandChris Moyles_cell_0_1_1

EducationChris Moyles_header_cell_0_2_0 Mount St Mary's Catholic High SchoolChris Moyles_cell_0_2_1
OccupationChris Moyles_header_cell_0_3_0 Chris Moyles_cell_0_3_1
Years activeChris Moyles_header_cell_0_4_0 1990–presentChris Moyles_cell_0_4_1
Partner(s)Chris Moyles_header_cell_0_5_0 Chris Moyles_cell_0_5_1

Christopher David Moyles (born 22 February 1974) is an English radio and television presenter, author and presenter of The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X. Chris Moyles_sentence_4

Previously he has presented The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 from 2004 to 2012 and Chris Moyles' Quiz Night from 2009 to 2012 on Channel 4. Chris Moyles_sentence_5

Moyles has worked at various radio stations, including Radio Luxembourg (under the pseudonym Chris Holmes) and Capital FM. Chris Moyles_sentence_6

Moyles moved to BBC Radio 1 in July 1997 and left the station in September 2012. Chris Moyles_sentence_7

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_8

In September 2009, he became BBC Radio 1's longest serving breakfast presenter. Chris Moyles_sentence_9

Moyles has become famous for his maverick bad-boy 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. Chris Moyles_sentence_10

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_11

Early life and career Chris Moyles_section_0

Moyles was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire to Christopher, a postman and housewife Hannah Veronica “Vera” Moyles, (from Dublin) and he was educated at Mount St Mary's Catholic High School. Chris Moyles_sentence_12

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_13

After WBHS, Moyles moved to local radio station Aire FM as an assistant for DJ Carl Kingston. Chris Moyles_sentence_14

During this time, he was also a presenter on Radio Top Shop in the Leeds Briggate branch. Chris Moyles_sentence_15

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_16

In 1993, he gained a job at the Pulse of West Yorkshire, presenting the evening show from 7.00 pm–10.00 pm. Chris Moyles_sentence_17

He remained there until early 1994 when he was dismissed for comments made about the station's previous programme controller. Chris Moyles_sentence_18

Moyles subsequently turned up at Signal 1 in Stoke-on-Trent – again presenting The Evening Bit from 7.00 pm–10.00 pm. Chris Moyles_sentence_19

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_20

In 1995 Moyles was heard on the Chiltern Radio Network, presenting the evening show from 7.00 pm–10.00 pm, before taking on the late show from 10.00 pm–1.00 am. Chris Moyles_sentence_21

This show was simulcast on Horizon Radio, Chiltern Radio, Severn Sound and Northants 96. Chris Moyles_sentence_22

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. Chris Moyles_sentence_23

It was at Capital that Moyles fell out with fellow DJ 'Doctor' Neil Fox. Chris Moyles_sentence_24

After declining the offer of presenting the breakfast show on rival station Kiss 100, Moyles joined Radio 1 in July 1997. Chris Moyles_sentence_25

Radio 1 Chris Moyles_section_1

Moyles was voted one of the Faces for 97 by SKY magazine and presented his first show on Radio 1 on 28 July 1997, hosting the 4.00 am–7.00 am Early Breakfast show – soon called The Early Bit. Chris Moyles_sentence_26

In May 1998, his work was recognised with the award of the Silver Sony Awards DJ of the Year, and he was styling himself as 'The Saviour of Early Morning Radio'. Chris Moyles_sentence_27

Within the year Moyles was promoted to a Saturday breakfast, then Saturday mid-morning slot from 10.00 am–1.00 pm. Chris Moyles_sentence_28

At Radio 1, he presented most of his shows with David "Comedy Dave" Vitty, who worked behind the scenes at the station before Moyles' arrival. Chris Moyles_sentence_29

After standing in regularly for Kevin Greening and Zoë Ball on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Moyles's next promotion came in October 1998 when he took control of the drivetime show from 4.00 pm–5:45 pm. Chris Moyles_sentence_30

The show was extended to 3.00 pm–5:45 pm in February 2001. Chris Moyles_sentence_31

Moyles has co-presented the show from 1998 with his sidekick. Chris Moyles_sentence_32

On 5 January 2004, Moyles started presenting Radio 1's breakfast programme, named The Chris Moyles Show, switching places with Sara Cox. Chris Moyles_sentence_33

He had been appointed to increase the ratings for the show and did so, putting on an extra 1,000,000 listeners to the audience in the first quarter of 2004. Chris Moyles_sentence_34

After a successful first year, Moyles was awarded 'DJ of the Year' by readers of The Sun. Chris Moyles_sentence_35

By 2005, Moyles and his team had succeeded in increasing the morning audience, with his programme's audience swelling to 6.5 million. Chris Moyles_sentence_36

This was coupled with an increase in the overall Radio 1 audience share. Chris Moyles_sentence_37

With 895,000 listeners in London in the third quarter of 2005, he succeeded in overtaking Johnny Vaughan to take the position of the capital's most listened to youth breakfast show. Chris Moyles_sentence_38

Moyles's audience ratings continued to increase each week and led to him winning a gold Sony Radio Award in 2006 for best entertainment show. Chris Moyles_sentence_39

With the release of the RAJAR listening figures on 3 August 2006, Moyles had added a further 470,000 listeners to the Breakfast Show, taking the average listenership up to 6.79 million. Chris Moyles_sentence_40

On 10 May 2007, RAJAR figures confirmed that Moyles had increased his listening figures to 7.06 million, breaking the seven million barrier for the first time with the station having 10.55 million listeners overall. Chris Moyles_sentence_41

Moyles again increased his audience to 7.72 million as of 1 May 2008 slightly narrowing the gap between him and Terry Wogan, the current highest rated radio show in the UK. Chris Moyles_sentence_42

The station's overall listener figure is now over 11 million. Chris Moyles_sentence_43

On 12 May 2008 The Chris Moyles Show won its second Sony radio gold award for 'best breakfast show'. Chris Moyles_sentence_44

At this time he was given another half-hour on his show going from 7.00 am–10.00 am to 6.30 am–10.00 am. Chris Moyles_sentence_45

On 7 September 2009 Moyles became the longest serving breakfast presenter on Radio 1, breaking the record previously set by Tony Blackburn. Chris Moyles_sentence_46

In March 2011, Moyles and his colleague Dave Vitty beat the record for the longest continuous Radio 1 show, on Radio 1's Longest Show Ever with Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave for Comic Relief. Chris Moyles_sentence_47

Between 16 and 18 March they beat both Simon Mayo's 1999 record of 37 hours and the 'Radio DJ Endurance Marathon (Team)' Guinness World Record by broadcasting for 52 hours for Comic Relief initially raising £2.4 million, and with an audience of 2.84 million, it was the most popular live BBC Red Button radio feature ever. Chris Moyles_sentence_48

The event raised a final total of £2,821,831. Chris Moyles_sentence_49

On 1 July 2011, it was announced that Moyles would remain within the BBC until at least 2012, ending speculation that he would move to a commercial rival. Chris Moyles_sentence_50

The deal was estimated to be worth £1 million. Chris Moyles_sentence_51

This would have allowed the presenter to reach his 10-year anniversary on The Chris Moyles Show. Chris Moyles_sentence_52

However, on 11 July 2012, Moyles announced that he would be leaving the breakfast show and the station on 14 September. Chris Moyles_sentence_53

when Moyles was in negotiation with BBC Radio 1 about a new show. Chris Moyles_sentence_54

It was announced later the same day that Nick Grimshaw would replace him. Chris Moyles_sentence_55

Radio X Chris Moyles_section_2

On 7 September 2015, it was announced Chris Moyles would return to radio on the newly re-branded Radio X (previously XFM) hosting the new Chris Moyles Show. Chris Moyles_sentence_56

The show aired on 21 September 2015 from 6.30 am–10.00 am, returning to his former Breakfast slot and was going head to head with his BBC Radio 1 breakfast show replacement, Nick Grimshaw. Chris Moyles_sentence_57

Chris Moyles stated Dominic Byrne, who read the news on his BBC Radio 1 show, would return with him, as would producer Pippa Taylor. Chris Moyles_sentence_58

On 19 April 2016 it was announced that there would be an additional pre-recorded show on Saturday mornings between 8 am-11.00 am featuring clips from the week, interviews with studio guests plus new content, which means that Chris is on air on Radio X 6 days a week. Chris Moyles_sentence_59

Work outside radio Chris Moyles_section_3

BT Red Nose Climb and Speaking Clock Chris Moyles_section_4

Moyles was one of a team of celebrities who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief reaching the summit on 7 March 2009. Chris Moyles_sentence_60

He was joined by his show's producers, Rachel Mallender and Pippa Taylor, and BBC Radio 1 controller, Andy Parfitt. Chris Moyles_sentence_61

Also on the climb were Girls Aloud members Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh, Fearne Cotton, Ben Shephard, Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating, Denise Van Outen and Alesha Dixon. Chris Moyles_sentence_62

He recorded a parody song around this time to promote the climb, mentioning all the names of the people that were also taking part – it was based on Lily Allen's "The Fear", and was called "(A month off of) The Beer". Chris Moyles_sentence_63

From 3 February – 23 March 2009, Moyles was joined by Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating, Ben Shephard and Fearne Cotton to help raise money for charity by reading the time on the Speaking Clock. Chris Moyles_sentence_64

Film voice work Chris Moyles_section_5

Moyles has provided his voice and/or likeness to a number of films and games. Chris Moyles_sentence_65

His face was used in 24: The Game, and his voice can be heard in the films Wimbledon, War of the Worlds and Robots. Chris Moyles_sentence_66

In some of these films, his voice was only used for the UK version. Chris Moyles_sentence_67

Television presenting Chris Moyles_section_6

Moyles has branched out his work into television. Chris Moyles_sentence_68

In 2002, his own Channel 5 show, Live With Chris Moyles, ran five shows a week for 13 weeks. Chris Moyles_sentence_69

Chris was replaced by Christian O'Connell, before the programme was shelved altogether. Chris Moyles_sentence_70

He and sidekick Dave Vitty had their own TV show, also entitled The Chris Moyles Show like their former Radio 1 show, which was aired from 1998–99 on the now-defunct UK satellite and cable channel UK Play. Chris Moyles_sentence_71

Moyles voiced the fourth and final series of Sky1 show The Villa and has occasionally presented Top of the Pops. Chris Moyles_sentence_72

He has also worked for the Comic Relief and Children in Need charities on their telecasts. Chris Moyles_sentence_73

Moyles has presented a number of episodes of Big Brother's Big Mouth. Chris Moyles_sentence_74

Daily Mirror journalist Rob Leigh once said of his Big Brother's Big Mouth presenting that "Chris Moyles may be Marmite for the ears on radio but never quite nails it on TV, even with his relative star power". Chris Moyles_sentence_75

He also presented The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 several times between 2000 and 2002. Chris Moyles_sentence_76

Moyles launched a new show on Channel 4, called Chris Moyles' Quiz Night on 22 March 2009. Chris Moyles_sentence_77

The show consists of Moyles alongside three other celebrities partaking in a traditional pub-style quiz. Chris Moyles_sentence_78

The original series had the four competing to win an item that belonged to Moyles but this has since developed into a more traditional quiz with the loser singing karaoke-style at the end of the show. Chris Moyles_sentence_79

The opening show received poor viewing figures attracting just 6% of total audience for the timeslot. Chris Moyles_sentence_80

It was continued for a second series between 26 February and 11 April 2010, a third series following between 1 November and 22 December 2010 and fourth between 15 July and 2 September 2011. Chris Moyles_sentence_81

After 5 series, the show was shelved. Chris Moyles_sentence_82

On 24 October 2011, The Metro announced that Moyles would co-present a new dating show, The Love Machine, alongside Stacey Solomon for Sky. Chris Moyles_sentence_83

Moyles confirmed this on his radio show that morning. Chris Moyles_sentence_84

Other television appearances Chris Moyles_section_7

Moyles appeared on the ITV show The X Factor: Battle of the Stars and had minor success. Chris Moyles_sentence_85

He was voted out of the show on 4 June 2006 in the semi-final. Chris Moyles_sentence_86

Following this appearance, stories in the New Statesman and The Sun both reported that Moyles was looking to relaunch his television career; rumours suggested that he had been offered his own show by ITV. Chris Moyles_sentence_87

Moyles has spoken of a desire to transfer the format of his radio show to the TV, but otherwise has thus far stayed clear of a conventional TV format. Chris Moyles_sentence_88

Moyles regularly appears on This Morning and Celebrity Juice. Chris Moyles_sentence_89

Moyles played himself in an episode of the drama Hotel Babylon which aired on 15 February 2007 and appeared on a celebrity version of Dale's Supermarket Sweep that broadcast on the same day. Chris Moyles_sentence_90

He has appeared as a guest on numerous British television shows, including the ninth series of Top Gear, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, which immortalised Moyles as an "oily pig in a dunce hat" The Charlotte Church Show, The F-Word, The Friday Night Project, Richard & Judy and The New Paul O'Grady Show. Chris Moyles_sentence_91

In 2008, Moyles appeared on the Brit Awards to present the award for the best live act, and appeared in the BBC documentary series Comedy Map of Britain. Chris Moyles_sentence_92

He has appeared on Channel 4's Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack TV programme as well as an appearance as a team captain on the Channel 4 show Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong and on 18 July 2008 he appeared on Jimmy Carr's show on Channel 4, 8 Out of 10 Cats. Chris Moyles_sentence_93

On 23 February 2009, Chris was the guest on BBC One's The One Show to promote the BT Red Nose climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Chris Moyles_sentence_94

He appeared again on the show on 26 February 2010 to talk about and promote the second series of Chris Moyles' Quiz Night. Chris Moyles_sentence_95

In July 2009, he featured in an episode of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? Chris Moyles_sentence_96

on BBC One where he explored his Irish ancestry. Chris Moyles_sentence_97

He visited Ireland and Belgium, where his great-grandfather fought and died in the First World War. Chris Moyles_sentence_98

On the programme Moyles discovered that his surname means bald servant from the Irish "Ó Maolmanach". Chris Moyles_sentence_99

He also co-presented Children in Need Rocks Manchester in November 2011. Chris Moyles_sentence_100

Moyles appeared on the quiz show The Million Pound Drop along with Andi Peters in February 2012, they won £25,000 to divide between their chosen charities. Chris Moyles_sentence_101

Moyles appeared on Children in Need on 16 November 2012, performing Bring Me Sunshine on stage with holograms of famous comedy duo Morecambe and Wise in an effort to raise money for the charity. Chris Moyles_sentence_102

Autobiography Chris Moyles_section_8

Moyles' autobiography, The Gospel according to Chris Moyles: The Story of One Man and His Mouth was released by Ebury Press on 5 October 2006. Chris Moyles_sentence_103

On 4 October 2007 a follow-up book Chris Moyles: The Difficult Second Book, published by Ebury Press, was officially released. Chris Moyles_sentence_104

The Difficult Second Book was released in paperback on 1 May 2008. Chris Moyles_sentence_105

Stewart Lee, on his own programme Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, commented that the title of the book suggests "a degree of irony and self-awareness largely absent from the text itself" and then went on to deconstruct and mock the book's contents. Chris Moyles_sentence_106

Stage work Chris Moyles_section_9

On 16 May 2012 it was announced that Chris Moyles had been cast to play the part of King Herod in an arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Chris Moyles_sentence_107

Moyles reprised his role as King Herod when Jesus Christ Superstar began another arena tour on 1 October 2013. Chris Moyles_sentence_108

Moyles also toured a solo stage show, "Chris Moyles Live". Chris Moyles_sentence_109

Presenting style Chris Moyles_section_10

Moyles uses zoo format, and therefore relies on his team members and audience participation for his show's games and quizzes and for other sources of comedy. Chris Moyles_sentence_110

He is renowned for his boorish manner, quick temper, and put-downs. Chris Moyles_sentence_111

It is this approach which most commonly leads to criticism of Moyles. Chris Moyles_sentence_112

It has also caused him to become involved in numerous controversies related to perceived offensive statements. Chris Moyles_sentence_113

However, Moyles generally accepts counter-attacks in the same manner and routinely derides himself for being overweight and so forth, often in the lyrics of jingles. Chris Moyles_sentence_114

Due to his fascination with radio, Moyles regularly discusses the process of making the show, often spoofing clichéd radio practices. Chris Moyles_sentence_115

Many of his show's features are homages to or exaggerations of other radio features. Chris Moyles_sentence_116

Parody songs Chris Moyles_section_11

Controversies Chris Moyles_section_12

Moyles has come into conflict with the Broadcasting Standards Commission and Ofcom. Chris Moyles_sentence_117

These have occurred during his time at both Capital London and BBC Radio 1. Chris Moyles_sentence_118

For example, these regulatory bodies upheld complaints when Moyles threatened and bullied Neil Fox in October 2002 with the claim that "I'm gonna tear his head off and poo down his neck"; and also in early 2002, when he said "he would take the virginity of Charlotte Church", when she reached sixteen. Chris Moyles_sentence_119

When he first arrived at Radio 1, John Peel took an instant dislike to Moyles and accused him of being a "DLT-in-waiting". Chris Moyles_sentence_120

Moyles retorted that Peel was a "Kenny Everett-in-waiting, because Kenny Everett's dead and it's only a matter of time before John pops his clogs". Chris Moyles_sentence_121

In his biography Moyles said that he mended his relationship with Peel and felt a sense of loss that he had not got to know him before his death. Chris Moyles_sentence_122

In September 2008, Moyles, along with other British radio presenters, was criticised for on-air promotion of drinking to excess. Chris Moyles_sentence_123

On-air profanity Chris Moyles_section_13

In February 2006, Moyles apologised, along with the BBC, after swearing when speaking to a caller live on air. Chris Moyles_sentence_124

He made the outburst while teasing a mother-of-three from Newcastle during an on-air feature which her children had interrupted. Chris Moyles_sentence_125

"You've got three kids from some fuckin'..." he blurted out, before apologising profusely for his mistake. Chris Moyles_sentence_126

The BBC issued six apologies, adding that such mistakes could occur during live broadcasts such as Moyles' show. Chris Moyles_sentence_127

The BBC was later cleared by broadcasting regulator Ofcom over the incident. Chris Moyles_sentence_128

In July 2006, communications watchdog Ofcom found Moyles in Breach of rule 1.5 of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code Rules for an incident in which he referred to female listeners as "dirty whores". Chris Moyles_sentence_129

A listener objected to an item in which the presenter discussed people who urinated in the shower. Chris Moyles_sentence_130

He considered that the presenter's reference to women who did this as "dirty whores" was unacceptable at this time of the morning. Chris Moyles_sentence_131

Pay fracas Chris Moyles_section_14

Alongside a number of other BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 presenters, Moyles crossed a strike picketline in 2005. Chris Moyles_sentence_132

BBC staff were striking over recently announced job cuts. Chris Moyles_sentence_133

A report by the BBC Trust on 2 June 2008 revealed that Moyles was paid £630,000 in 2007. Chris Moyles_sentence_134

However, Moyles revealed in September 2009 that he took a 20% pay cut three months earlier, quoting the reason "I want to work at the BBC, which is trying to save some of its gazillions". Chris Moyles_sentence_135

On 22 September 2010 Moyles spoke out on air about not being paid by the BBC in two months. Chris Moyles_sentence_136

Accusations of homophobia Chris Moyles_section_15

Moyles was accused of homophobia in May 2006, when he rejected a ringtone by saying "I don't want that one, it's gay", live on air. Chris Moyles_sentence_137

This led to a number of complaints to the BBC.They argued that the use of the word gay in this context was homophobic. Chris Moyles_sentence_138

The BBC governors said that Moyles was simply keeping up with developments in English usage. Chris Moyles_sentence_139

The Programme Complaints Committee said that, "The word 'gay', in addition to being used to mean 'homosexual' or 'carefree', was often now used to mean 'lame' or 'rubbish'. Chris Moyles_sentence_140

In describing a ringtone as gay, the DJ was conveying that he thought it was 'rubbish' rather than 'homosexual'. Chris Moyles_sentence_141

Moyles was not being homophobic." Chris Moyles_sentence_142

The panel acknowledged, however, that this use of the word 'gay' in a derogatory sense could cause offence to some listeners and counselled caution on its use. Chris Moyles_sentence_143

Subsequently, in June, LGBT charity Stonewall marched with placards demanding the dismissal of Moyles during Europride in London. Chris Moyles_sentence_144

According to Stonewall, "Chris Moyles is not helping young LGBT people struggling to come out through his comments." Chris Moyles_sentence_145

Stonewall gave Moyles the award of "Bully of the Year" at their annual Stonewall Awards that same year. Chris Moyles_sentence_146

Those defending Moyles have noted that Aled Haydn Jones, his show's producer who has worked with Moyles since 2001, is openly gay. Chris Moyles_sentence_147

He was quoted in The Guardian by Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill as saying "Yeah, I'm homophobic, I don't like the gays. Chris Moyles_sentence_148

Sorry, it just does my head in. Chris Moyles_sentence_149

We have a token gay on the show!" Chris Moyles_sentence_150

In his book The Difficult Second Book, Moyles says that he was responding to another article with sarcasm, and was subsequently quoted out of context. Chris Moyles_sentence_151

Moyles was censured by Ofcom following eight complaints made after a broadcast on 20 January 2009 in which he told listeners it was the birthday of Will Young and then went on to sing "Evergreen" and "Leave Right Now" in a high pitched and effeminate voice, changing the lyrics to references to Young's sexuality. Chris Moyles_sentence_152

Ofcom stated that the language used could have been "interpreted by listeners as promoting and condoning certain negative stereotypes based on sexual orientation" and whilst acknowledging the intention was to be humorous in their opinion it could have been perceived as hostile and pejorative. Chris Moyles_sentence_153

The media regulator also said in their view that because of the show's breakfast time slot that attracts a young audience it had the potential to encourage children to discriminate against others based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and ran the risk of being imitated on the playground causing "unnecessary distress". Chris Moyles_sentence_154

Auschwitz comments Chris Moyles_section_16

On 20 January 2009, Moyles made comments on his radio show regarding the family history programme Who Do You Think You Are? Chris Moyles_sentence_155

and the Holocaust. Chris Moyles_sentence_156

Referring to his trips while filming the programme, Moyles said "I went off to Ireland and other places to film and unlike a lot of the Who Do You Think You Are? Chris Moyles_sentence_157

shows I didn't go to Auschwitz. Chris Moyles_sentence_158

Pretty much everyone goes there whether or not they're Jewish. Chris Moyles_sentence_159

They just seem to pass through there on their way to Florida". Chris Moyles_sentence_160

Celebrities featured on Who Do You Think You Are? Chris Moyles_sentence_161

including Stephen Fry, Jerry Springer and Natasha Kaplinsky, have traced their family histories back to Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War. Chris Moyles_sentence_162

The BBC released a statement: “Anyone who listens to the Chris Moyles Show will know he has an irreverent style. Chris Moyles_sentence_163

However, we regret that on this occasion his comments were misjudged and we are speaking to Chris and his team about them.” Chris Moyles_sentence_164

N-Dubz behaviour Chris Moyles_section_17

On 12 January 2010, hip-hop trio N-Dubz appeared on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1. Chris Moyles_sentence_165

The show received a text message from a female listener saying that band member Dappy was "vile" and "a little boy with a silly hat" and that N-Dubz were "losers". Chris Moyles_sentence_166

Dappy secretly copied her phone number from the studio console and sent abusive and threatening text messages to the woman the following day including one telling her she was "gonna die!". Chris Moyles_sentence_167

Moyles said of the resulting criticism: "I feel let down by him, I've supported them and said, 'Do you know what, N-Dubz aren't just a bunch of dippy chavs, they're really good.' Chris Moyles_sentence_168

So for him to go and do something like that is a bit rubbish." Chris Moyles_sentence_169

Tax avoidance Chris Moyles_section_18

In 2012 Chris Moyles was involved in a tax avoidance scheme and requested a court order to prevent the press from reporting it, because he claimed it would infringe his human rights. Chris Moyles_sentence_170

In February 2014 it was reported that he had attempted to avoid up to £400,000 in income tax by claiming losses of £1,000,000 on a used car dealership scheme. Chris Moyles_sentence_171

Discography Chris Moyles_section_19

Studio albums Chris Moyles_section_20

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  • The Parody Album (2009) UK Chart No. 17Chris Moyles_item_0_0
  • The Difficult Second Album (2012) UK Chart No. 13Chris Moyles_item_0_1

Awards and honours Chris Moyles_section_21

Moyles has won several Sony Radio Awards: Silver in 1998; Gold in 2006; nominated in 2007: Gold in 2008; Bronze in 2009; Silver in 2010; Bronze in 2011. Chris Moyles_sentence_172

He was voted "Best DJ" by readers of The Sun newspaper and readers of Loaded magazine. Chris Moyles_sentence_173

In 2007 the rugby league team Featherstone Rovers named their ground after him. Chris Moyles_sentence_174

Historically known as Post Office Road, it was renamed via a sponsorship deal as the Chris Moyles Stadium. Chris Moyles_sentence_175

On 7 July 2007 Moyles appeared as a presenter at the UK leg of Live Earth in Wembley Stadium in London. Chris Moyles_sentence_176

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Moyles.