Chris Moyles Leaves Radio 1 After Eight Years: 'I'm Really Proud'

'Proud' Chris Moyles Leaves Radio 1

A "proud" Chris Moyles said goodbye to the Radio 1 breakfast show this morning.

The DJ, who has been hosting the show for more than eight years, said his final programme felt like "some weird victory" after "all the flak we've taken".

He told listeners: "We just got through all of it and here we all are celebrating us and I'm really proud."

Moyles added: "Thank you to everyone who has listened and supported us."

Chris Moyles arrives at the Radio 1 studios for his farewell show

It comes after a celebrity-filled send-off yesterday by showbiz pals including Ant and Dec who hosted a This Is Your Life-style farewell as Moyles prepared to step down.

The duo turned up for his penultimate morning show, which was unusually broadcast in front of a live audience of 200-plus fans.

Other guests included James Corden, Gary Barlow and Billie Piper, who turned up to wish him well along with listeners at the BBC's Radio Theatre in London.

Ant and Dec outside the BBC Broadcasting House for the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show

Moyles joked: "What am I going to do?"

He said: "I'm so institutionalised, I might just turn up Monday morning and just clean."

The broadcast featured a video message from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who also sent a cook from one of his restaurants to make breakfast for Moyles and his team.

The show's American voice-over man Paul Turner also joined in via Skype from Philadelphia.

Another special guest was filmmaker - and Comic Relief supremo - Richard Curtis who came into the studio to meet the team who he described as some "of the greatest fundraisers in the history of Comic Relief".

Curtis said Moyles and his sidekicks had raised about £10.4 million for Comic Relief with various stunts over the years.

Last year they raised millions by setting a world record after Moyles and his colleague Comedy Dave spent 52 hours on air in a continuous show.


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