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The Chris Moyles Breakfast Show
Wednesday 17th May, 2006
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For the past 10 years, he has been known as “loud-mouthed DJ” Chris Moyles. But he’s not so gobby any more... The former Radio 1 star claims that he has quit showbiz for good, just months after his embarrassing tax avoidance scheme was revealed.
Moyles, 40, is not even attempting to work these days, claiming he has officially “retired” from the world of showbiz.
His new man-of-leisure status comes after he was exposed in February as a tax avoider who had claimed to be a loss-making used car dealer. At the time, Chris claimed he’d been assured the scheme was lawful and he’d only acted on advice.
Speaking at Glastonbury, which he attended for fun rather than work, Moylesy confirmed: “I’m retired now. I haven’t got any plans and I’m just having a lot of fun.
"I honestly don’t know what I want to do. I’ve done a lot of time on radio and I’ve put myself out there. So, yes, I’m retired. I get to do things like this, come to Glastonbury and hang out.”
Loudmouth Chris was officially Radio 1’s most successful DJ, drawing audiences of more than eight million. He announced his departure from the show in 2012 and was replaced by Nick Grimshaw.
Since quitting, he has dabbled with acting, landing a part in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar as King Herod, and lost an impressive five stone.
Less impressive was the tax scheme, which aimed to save Moyles £1million. After a tribunal ruled against him, he admitted his mistake, saying he had learned a “valuable lesson”.
The chastened, single star, recently linked to ex-Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, claims he is enjoying the dating scene since his weight loss.
And with admirable ambition, he has set his sights on model Cara Delevingne. He added: “I’m working out loads. Losing the weight was easy. I just had a healthy lifestyle – no diets for me.
“I’m single and I’m punching well above my weight these days. I want to date Cara thingymajig.”
Good luck with that, Chris.
Sources claim the star is not returning to the BBC despite him not being sacked from the broadcaster
Chris Moyles’s BBC radio comeback has been axed after talks about where to put him failed, a source claimed.
Bosses insisted the loudmouth DJ, 39, was not being sacked when he left his breakfast slot in September.
But executives at Radio 1, 2, and 5 Live are said to have gone cold on his return.
A source said his BBC comeback is now “highly unlikely”.
They added: “He wasn’t very keen on their offer of a late-night slot and stalled talks for a long time, so bosses gave it to another pair of DJs in January.
“Some of the other suggestions were launching new projects on Radio 2 or on Radio 5 Live, but executives weren’t convinced he was right for their audiences.
“It looks like if there is any chance of a radio comeback, it won’t be on the BBC.”
Chris’s £1million deal had been due to continue until the end of this year, but it is understood he is no longer being paid by the Beeb.
Loudmouth Chris Moyles’s bid to launch a TV career has taken a major blow after Channel 4 axed his show, privately declaring that ‘he just doesn’t work on screen’.
Since being dumped by Radio 1’s breakfast show, Moyles, 39, has made TV stardom his goal, even shedding over 5st to be more appealing to HD cameras.
The DJ has also cut ties with his loyal agent of ten years, Vivienne Clore, to sign with James Grant, the agency that represents prime-time stars Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby and Vernon Kay.
However, Channel 4 bosses have decided Chris Moyles’s Quiz Night, which ran for six series between 2008 and 2012, will not return. And they do not want to work with the DJ on another project.
Meanwhile, Sky Living dating show, Love Machine, which he hosts with former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon, is also unlikely to be back.
My Channel 4 insider explains: ‘We tried with Chris. But the reality is he just doesn’t work on screen.
'Viewers never took to him. The problem wasn’t with the Quiz Night format, it was with Chris himself.’
Moyles had hoped to make another series of Quiz Night following his stint as King Herod in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
But it is now back to the drawing board. A source close to him tells me: ‘He’s in America working on new projects.
Channel 4 was never the be all and end all to his future on TV. He’s very confident of having big news soon.’
However, Moyles has infuriated executives at the BBC since they replaced him on Radio 1’s breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw because he was considered too old for the youth station.
He’s been taken off the BBC payroll after he refused to consider a new role, despite being on a £1 million, two-year contract until 2014.
(from Daily Mail)
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