A host of stars from the world of British TV, radio and music industries joined forces today for a three and a half-hour show dedicated to the BBC Radio One DJ Chris Moyles. Today marks the penultimate Chris Moyles Show on Radio One; a role that he started back in 2004. Gary Barlow, Pixie Lott and James Corden were among the celebrities that turned out to make the show a memorable one for Moyles.
Chris Moyles may be a popular presenter, but his time at the BBC has not been without its problems. In September 2010, he launched into a rant, on air, claiming that he'd not been paid for two months. His salary-related tirade lasted around 25 minutes and is thought to have landed him out of favour with the station's bosses. However, in 2008, Moyles became the longest-serving breakfast show host in Radio One's history, according to BBC News. The comic actor James Corden paid tribute to Chris' achievements during his time at the BBC and said "I'm sure if someone had told him when he started the things he would have achieved whilst being here, he would have taken that. There should be no sadness, he should just be incredibly proud."
The TV presenter Davina Mccall was also on hand during the show and said of her longtime pal "I'm always on the edge of my seat that he might say or do something wrong. Even if it's not what's he's supposed to do, he's always stayed true to himself." Moyles will hand over the reigns to fellow Radio One presenter Nick Grimshaw, affectionately known as 'Grimmers.'