From big fallout and marrying rival host – where Chris Moyles show stars are now

Chris Moyles was king of the airwaves when his Radio 1 breakfast show came to an end.

Having been self-styled as the "saviour of Radio 1" when he joined the channel in 1997, Moyles eventually took over the breakfast show from Sara Cox in January 2004.

For a staggering eight years, Moyles ruled the roost and gained sensational audiences of almost 12 million at the show's peak in 2010.

His 52-hour show in March 2011 broke the record for the longest-ever radio broadcast and raised £2.4million for Comic Relief.

But he was never far from controversy, famously launching a 25-minute on-air rant about his salary in September 2010, saying: "I haven't been paid since the end of July and no-one cares about it. If they can't be bothered, why should I bother?"

It wasn't just Chris that contributed to the success of the show, as he was supported by a top team of producers and fellow presenters.

The news and sports readers and members of the production team would often join in with the fun and even discuss their personal lives.

Moyles stepped down in September 2012 as Radio 1's longest-serving breakfast presenter, beating the previous record set by Tony Blackburn.

Announcing the news, he said: "We're off. I wanted to let you know. A couple more months of us, then it's someone else's turn. Thank you for listening."

Wanting to attract a younger audience, Radio 1 bosses replaced Chris with up and coming presenter Nick Grimshaw.

When he relaunched his show on a different channel, Radio X, many of his former colleagues joined him on the other side, but others did not follow and went on to have very different careers.

Here is a look at what they are all doing now:

Chris Moyles

 

The star of the show, Chris won two Sony golds, the Oscars of the UK radio industry.

The good times came to an end in 2012 when Moyles announced he was leaving to his hordes of heartbroken fans.

Having played the part of King Herod in the arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, Moyels reprised his role for another tour in October 2013.

However, in September 2015 he returned to the airwaves to host a brand new Chris Moyles Show on Radio X.

The rebrand was a massive success, with Radio X getting a 39% boost to listeners and the best breakfast show figures in London for almost 10 years.

Having struggled with his appearance and body for years, Chris lost an incredible amount of weight, dropping from 18 stone to 12 stone.

He now trains six times a week at the gym, shortly after coming off the air from his radio show, but still battles body dysmorphia.

"I'm feeling really fat at the moment. I'm fascinated by body dysmorphia because I really have an issue with body dysmorphia, which I think most people do," he told Ross Kemp on his podcast, The Kempcast in August this year.

"I know my body really well now, and I'm still learning and I'm lucky that I have a trainer who is a real nerd about this stuff, he's got a very similar metabolism to me which is that of a JCB."

He later said that he was at his "worst weight" weighing 18 stone during his Radio 1 days.

Sharing his secrets, he went on to say: " I will, and people don't believe me, but I weight myself six days a week, and I know you shouldn't and I know it's not for everyone, but I do that so I can learn about how my body works.

"I will train Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and I will watch what I eat and I'll eat very little, I do intermittent fasting and I'll eat at half six or seven and I'll be fine."

Aled Haydn Jones

 

While he was initially introduced as the "tea boy", Aled was actually the brains behind-the-scenes.

Having joined his afternoon show in August 2002, Aled became Day Head Producer in 2005 and oversaw the launch of The Chris Moyles Show in the breakfast slot.

The Welshman was Head Producer on the show until September 2012 when Chris stepped down.

He continued hosting The Surgey, where listeners asked for advice on their problems, with co-host Dr Radha Modgil until April 2015.

In June 2017, he became the new Head of Programmes at Radio 1, admitting he was "honoured" to get the role.

Then in June this year he was announced as the new Head of BBC Radio 1 – one of the most sought after positions in British pop culture.

He said: “I’m so proud to be taking the helm of the best youth music station anywhere in the world. Radio 1 is all about the best new music, the most amazing DJs, and entertaining our young audience, and we have dedicated teams working hard to deliver exactly that.

“We know Radio 1 will never stand still, and we’re going to listen to our audience and give them what they want, how they want it.”

Pippa Taylor

 

Pippa was a producer on the original Radio 1 show, then reunited with Chris by becoming Executive Producer when he went to Radio X in September 2015.

Her mother Diane, a councillor, used to phone into the Chris Moyles Show and was occasionally a guest on the podcast.

Pippa and Chris recreated their old magic on the new channel – and it even led to romance with another radio host.

Pippa started dating Toby Tarrant, who hosts the show after Moyles on Radio X, and is the son of former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter Chris Tarrant.

She teased the breakfast show team with some news on air by making them guess, giving clues such as showing a clip from “Let’s Get Married” by The Proclaimers.

When Chris guessed that she was engaged, Pippa confirmed CToby had got down on one knee.

“You could have knocked me down with a feather," exclaimed excited Pippa.

Confessing she had cried a bit, Chris joked: “I’m not surprised, you’re marrying Toby! Oh my god, Chris Tarrant’s going to be your father-in-law!”

'Comedy Dave' Vitty

 

Comedy Dave, who first met Moyles in 1997, worked with the radio host on his early morning  and drive time shows.

He was given the nickname by comedian Lee Hurst after calling himself 'Super Dave'.

In 2011 he appeared on Dancing on Ice, but finished in a rubbish 9th place.

After 14 years working together, Moyles and Dave went their separate ways when the show came to and end in 2012.

The pair were rumoured to have fallen out in 2012 – with the feud sparked by Moyles' closeness with Dave's ex-wife Jayne Sharp.

At the time, one insider told The Mirror, “They were so tight-knit but that changed almost overnight after Dave got wind of the friendship.

"Things deteriorated fast and it was never the same again.”

At the time the Mirror went to Dave Vitty and Jayne Sharp they declined to comment, while Chris Moyles’ agent did not return calls or emails.

Chris and Dave continued to work together on the Radio 1 breakfast show but held separate leaving parties when it ended.

Dave did not join Chris when he moved over to Radio X.

When asked directly if Dave did not join Chris was because he went on holiday with his ex-wife in a 2016 Guardian interview, Chris said: "We haven’t spoken in a while. It’s no one’s business, but everyone’s business.

"The last time we spoke it was, ‘Good luck.’ ‘And you.’ All that. ‘Wish you all the best.’ ‘And yourself.’ ‘Thanks, pal.’ So… that’s it. That’s all I’ll say on that.”

Dave did return to the airwaves on Hits Radio in Manchester with Gemma Atkinson and Gethin Jones in 2018, but just 12 months after the station launched it was announced they were all leaving.

Having left to pursue other projects, Dave is currently running production company Stripey Horse which he set up in 2014.

Dominic Byrne

 

Dominic worked as a newsreader on the show for the full run from 2004 until 2012, while also holding presenting on the BBC News Channel.

During his time at Radio 1 he interviewed a host of celebs and contributed to the parody songs segment.

When Moyles left, he went to work on rival radio channels, joining Capital FM's flagship breakfast show in March 2013.

Then in April 2015 he began reading the Drivetime news bulletins for LBC radio.

He was reunited with Moyles at Radio X in September 2015 and continues to read the news.

Tina Daheley

 

From 2010 until 2012, Tina gave listeners the sports headlines on The Chris Moyles Show.

She continued to provide news, sport and weather updates when Nick Grimshaw took over until she left Radio 1 in 2018.

Tina made the switch to TV and became a relief presenter on Victoria Derbyshire and BBC Breakfast.

Her biggest break came in September 2016 when she began hosting Crimewatch alongside Jeremy Vine.

Tina reached new heights when she made her first appearance on BBC News at Six in May 2018 and the BBC News at Ten in July that year.

When the BBC published presenter salaries in 2018 she was confirmed as earning between £150,000–£159,999 that year.

As of January last year, Tina has been reading the news to a slightly different audience on Zoe Ball's The Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Matt Fincham

 

Assistant producer Matt was one of the few who stayed on at Radio 1 after Moyles' show came to an end.

He worked closely with Chris' successor, Nick Grimshaw, to build up his show and make it a success.

Matt has risen through the ranks and is now the Music Editor at Radio 1 – running the entire music operation.

Carrie Prideaux

Sports reader Carrie was on the team from 2004 until 2010 when she left Radio 1 to go on maternity leave.

Live on the show in March 2010, Chris announced she had given birth to a baby girl called Poppy.

Having married Tom Prideaux, a Major with the Queen's Royal Lancers, her husband became the subject of many gags and was nicknamed 'Captain Underpants' and 'Major Tom'.

She went on to present sports updates for BBC London News and on Final Score.

Carrie took redundancy in March 2012 when BBC Sport moved up to Salford due to family reasons.

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