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Chris Moyles Is Returning To Radio With A Breakfast Show On Radio X

Haven't heard of the station before? It's a new station that will replace XFM.

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Chris Moyles will be the breakfast show host of a new digital radio station called Radio X, which will launch in two weeks.

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Radio X will be the new name of XFM, with a lineup which will include Johnny Vaughan, Vernon Kay, Dan O'Connell, Phil Clifton and Ricky Wilson. Moyles has not had a radio show since leaving BBC Radio 1 in September 2012.

Moyles confirmed the new show in a tweet last night.

In an interview with The Sun, it was revealed that Dominic Byrne will be reading the news and Pippa Taylor will produce, but Aled Jones and Dave Vitty won't be returning.

In a press release Ashley Tabor, the founder and executive president at Global, said: "I'm pleased we can now confirm the industry's best kept secret, we are indeed launching a brand new national radio station on Monday September 21st. Radio X will focus on fresh rock and guitar-based music alongside huge personalities. And personalities don't get any bigger than Chris Moyles!"

"Chris is a broadcasting genius and as Global makes a multi-million pound investment in launching Radio X on a national scale, I couldn't think of anyone better to host the station's breakfast show. Along with Vernon Kay, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson, the UK has never had a radio station like Radio X before."

A video on his YouTube page uploaded on Sunday also saw Moyles retrieve his headphones from his attic.

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At its peak The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio One reached 7.26 million listeners, according to official RAJAR figures. Nick Grimshaw, who replaced Chris Moyles in 2012, has seen listeners fall to 5.84 million, not long after the station reached its lowest listening figures in almost a decade.


The news has created a mixed reaction on Twitter.

So, Chris Moyles is joining Global for a new breakfast show. 👀

Radio X - not only is it a station in GTA but I'm pretty sure they've just hired Radio 1's lineup from a decade ago.

Radio X? Lots of irritating presenters. No thanks. Time to find a new station.

Genuinely pleased to see so much hype about the return of Chris #Moyles. See? People do still love radio. It's just got to be done well.