Chris Moyles

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Christopher "Chris" Moyles (born 22 February 1974) is an English radio and television presenter and author, best known for presenting BBC Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show from 2004 to 2012 and Chris Moyles' Quiz Night between 2009 and 2012 on Channel 4.

Moyles has worked at various radio stations, including Radio Luxembourg (under the pseudonym Chris Holmes) and Capital FM. Moyles moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1997 and went on hiatus from the station in September 2012. He has presented the early breakfast show, a Saturday morning show, and the drive time show (from September 1998 to December 2003), before presenting the breakfast show from 5 January 2004 to 14 September 2012. On 7 September 2009, he became BBC Radio 1's longest serving breakfast presenter. Moyles has become famous for his maverick broadcasting style on BBC Radio 1 and has been embroiled in numerous controversies, including accusations of sexism and homophobia, due to statements he has made on the air and in the press.

He has achieved various radio awards, and has helped raise money for charity by taking part in challenges, aired on television on behalf of Comic Relief. Moyles has recorded two parody albums and written two autobiographies.

In 2009, Chris launched his late-night quiz show, Chris Moyles' Quiz Night on Channel 4. The show came to an end in February 2012.

He frequently made appearances on several television shows including Hotel Babylon, a celebrity version of Dale's Supermarket Sweep, Top Gear, The Charlotte Church Show, The F-Word, The Friday Night Project, The One Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Richard & Judy and The Paul O'Grady Show.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2009 The Parody Album 1
2012 The Difficult Second Album 1

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