Chris Moyles performed his last ever Radio 1 breakfast show this morning. With the Radio 1 hierarchy setting their sights on a younger average viewing age, Nick Grimshaw has been drafted in to take the reins of the breakfast show. Moyles is set to make his acting debut as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar which begins on September 24th.
Moyles leaves the show having been the longest serving and most successful Radio 1 breakfast show host with listening figures of around 7 million at one point. Chris has also appeared regularly on TV during his time on radio including hosting his own quiz show on channel 4. The presenter also took part in the comic relief charity trek of Kilimanjaro, with the whole breakfast team responsible for raising approximately 10.4 million for charity over the 8 years the show ran for.
Yesterday’s penultimate show saw the Radio 1 Breakfast team take to the stage and perform the show in front of an audience of around 200 listeners. Numerous celebrity friends swung by the studio including a this is your life special hosted by Ant & Dec. Countless tributes poured in over twitter and text, so much so that the Radio 1 text feed was broken by the 120,000 texts that the show received from well-wishers. The Leeds natives signed off his last ever broadcast with the following message
Thank you for listening, thanks for supporting us and with a risk of sounding ridiculously cheesy, thanks for making all or dreams come true