Chris Moyles's Biography

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Chris Moyles was born on 22 February 1974 in Leeds, the son of a post-office worker.

He started radio DJ-ing from the ripe old age of 14 when he presented on hospital radio.

From 16, Moyles worked at various radio stations including Aire FM, Radio Luxembourg and Capital as well as DJ-ing at Top Shop before joining Radio 1 in July 1997 and working on the 4.00 - 7.00 am slot.

The following year Chris Moyles was given the higher profile late afternoon slot and growing popularity led to him taking over the coveted Breakfast Show from Sara Cox in 2004.

In the three months before Moyles's arrival the show had lost an estimated 400,000 in audience.

Chris Moyles successfully boosted Radio 1's audience figures and proved popular with listeners and pundits alike. In 2006, Chris Moyles won the Entertainment Award at the Sony Radio Awards.

Chris Moyles had less success at TV with shows like Live With Chris Moyles on Channel 5.

In 2006 it was revealed that Chris Moyles earned £630,000 per annum at the BBC

In 2007, Chris Moyles was the first guest host of Big Brother's Big Mouth.

In February 2009, it was announced that Chris Moyles will spend seven days climbing the 19,341 feet of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Red Nose Day.

In September 2009, Tony Blackburn wrote in Media Guardian that Chris Moyles was about to overtake him as the longest-serving Radio 1 breakfast DJ.

On 1 March 2010, the BBC announced that Chris Moyles would present a documentary for BBC Two on the story of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

In March 2011, Chris Moyles and "Comedy" Dave Vitty set a Guinness World Record for broadcasting the longest music show by a radio team and thereby raised £2.6 million for Comic Relief Red Nose Day.

In July 2012, Chris Moyles revealed that he was leaving his Radio 1 breakfast slot later in the year.

In 2015 Chris Moyles joined Radio X, formerly XFM.

In 2020, The Standard reported on his significant weight loss.

In 2022, he became one of the celebrities on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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