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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Radio One breakfast show DJ Chris Moyles launched an on-air tirade against the BBC on Wednesday, claiming he had not been paid for two months.

"I'm very, very angry for being put into this position," he said. "I haven't been paid since the end of July and no-one cares about it."

Moyles said he had considered skipping work, adding: "If they can't be bothered, why should I bother?"

The 36-year-old signed a new contract with the BBC in July.

At the time, he talked about his delight at the new deal, writing on Twitter: "I might treat myself to a few drinks tonight as it's warm and the contract at work is now done. 12 more months of early starts!"

In contrast, the host spent the early part of Wednesday morning's broadcast complaining about his pay.

"I was texting my agent last night," he said, "and I am so angry that they've put me in this position where now I have to choose whether or not I go to work."

"Fix it, just get it fixed. It's a huge lack of respect."
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His producers and colleagues attempted to soothe the situation, saying they had faced similar situations previously.

But Moyles seemed unrepentant. "It's to do with our new contracts," he argued. "It's some idiot who didn't put a bit of paperwork through.

"I pretty much know who's responsible in this building. I even know the name of the moronic div.

"I bet you any money their ass is getting paid," he added.

He went on to appeal to the BBC's director general, Mark Thompson, to sort the situation out.

"What is it worth for me to carry on 'til, let's say, seven? A tenner?" he asked.

"Can you imagine if Terry Wogan had not been paid for two months, do you think that would ever happen? It just wouldn't, would it?

"Do you ever think anyone would forget to pay Chris Evans for two months and nobody would panic about it?"

'Not sorry'
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I needed to get it out of my system otherwise I'd be angry for the rest of the show”

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The discussion of Moyles' salary lasted around 25 minutes, although it branched off into a tongue-in-cheek rant about the lack of fresh milk in the Radio One fridge.

By 0700BST, the DJ had yet to play a record, and listeners were texting in to voice their opinions.

One said: "Stop moaning, you get paid a fortune compared to most people," provoking further ire from the presenter.

"You know nothing about my life," he said. "What, because I get paid more than you, if I don't get paid for two months I should just go 'oh well, harrumph'?

"If you really have a problem with it, I'll pay your licence fee to the BBC so you can switch off and listen to something else."

"I'm not sorry for the outburst at all," he surmised, "I needed to get it out of my system otherwise I'd be angry for the rest of the show."

"Don't get me wrong, I love my job."

Moyles is Radio One's longest-serving breakfast host, having occupied the position since January 2004.

The star's agent declined to add to his comments, but said the issue was in the process of being rectified.

The BBC declined to comment.
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1 Like #1
can't stand this idiot
1 Like #2
chris moyles=fat,unfunny,buffoon. "the saviour of radio one?" pfft!
#3
I can't bear him. I'm not a Radio 1 listener but even when he's on telly I have to turn it off. I just find him really irritating.
#4
I'm sure he's skint after no pay for a couple of months. Fat waste of license payers money.
#5
What a drama queen. He's such a talentless tit. Even if they don't pay him he's still overpaid for what he does.
#6
hes not that bad. does rate himself a lot though.
1 Like #7
dont listen to him, dont watch him, cant stand him , hopefully he'll end up on classic Fm Hebrides
2 Likes #8
Funniest guy on radio. Fact.
#9
can't stand him, bring back mark and lard, get rid of coxy, her voice grates on me
1 Like #10
Moyles is the only reason I would listen to the radio. Legend. Made me laugh plenty on Monday morning during the long drive to work, pity my signal disappeared when I got to Dublin though :(
#11
cw9652
Funniest guy on radio. Fact.


oO
#12
DragonChris
Moyles is the only reason I would listen to the radio. Legend. Made me laugh plenty on Monday morning during the long drive to work, pity my signal disappeared when I got to Dublin though :(


used to be awesome, is semi awesome. find myself listening to kiss more now, they are a funny bunch more. its become a bit too, ' we is awesomes' on it now. still its not bad!

i love greg james....hes so funny!
#13
how much he gets paid is irrelevant. whether you like him is irrelevant. the bbc hasn't paid him for 2 months, he should moan. You would moan if you hadn't been paid for 2 months.
#14
Talentless fat knacker, the beeb have just paid him what he's worth for the last two months.
#15
ErrorOperator
how much he gets paid is irrelevant. whether you like him is irrelevant. the bbc hasn't paid him for 2 months, he should moan. You would moan if you hadn't been paid for 2 months.


thats fair comment.
1 Like #16
"By 0700BST, the DJ had yet to play a record, and listeners were texting in to voice their opinions."
Obviously written by someone who's never listened to the show. He never plays music in the first half hour. 6.30 to 7.00 is always him ranting/talking & reading out texts.
I think he's a genius & I listen to the whole show from start to finish every day. Fact.
#17
ErrorOperator2010 18
how much he gets paid is irrelevant. whether you like him is irrelevant. the bbc hasn't paid him for 2 months, he should moan. You would moan if you hadn't been paid for 2 months.

Point well made.
banned#18
g1bbuk

I think he's a genius & I listen to the whole show from start to finish every day. Fact.


Do you really mean 'genius'? I used to listen to him on and off years ago and genius isn't the word I'd use - I assume you mean a comedy genius, in which case I'd have to question how much comedy you've actually listened to.
1 Like #19
keep moyles get rid of that scott bloke, what a dullard
1 Like #20
his graveyard slot and afternoon shows were excellent, but now, we'll he's just not funny anymore.

That doesn't however mean he shouldn't be paid what he's due. Not one person on here wouldn't be up in arms if they hadn't recieved their wages/benefits for 2 months.
#21
FilthAndFurry
g1bbuk
I think he's a genius & I listen to the whole show from start to finish every day. Fact.
Do you really mean 'genius'? I used to listen to him on and off years ago and genius isn't the word I'd use - I assume you mean a comedy genius, in which case I'd have to question how much comedy you've actually listened to.
OK, maybe not comedy genius in the Bill Hicks category, but he makes me laugh everyday.
#22
g1bbuk
FilthAndFurry
g1bbuk
I think he's a genius & I listen to the whole show from start to finish every day. Fact.
Do you really mean 'genius'? I used to listen to him on and off years ago and genius isn't the word I'd use - I assume you mean a comedy genius, in which case I'd have to question how much comedy you've actually listened to.

OK, maybe not comedy genius in the Bill Hicks category, but he makes me laugh everyday.


he's the type of person Bill Hicks would have despised
#23
He has a mortgage to pay just as anyone else, just because his pay/mortgage payments are larger there's no difference in principle.
#25
fat waste of space
#26
i hope he gets the sack soon, that show is all about him and everyone on there is scared to say anything, get rid i say
#27
Bring Tony Blackburn..............well maybe not......
#28
ErrorOperator
how much he gets paid is irrelevant. whether you like him is irrelevant. the bbc hasn't paid him for 2 months, he should moan. You would moan if you hadn't been paid for 2 months.


I don't think in the current economic climate, that blurting the fact you haven't been paid, when you're already a multi-millionaire is going to receive much sympathy from the public, whether you're Chris Moyles or anyone else.
banned#29
Over-rated like the pope and peter kay.
#30
Although true, the way this is written is nothing like it was spoken in this mornings show. Yes he did claim he wouldn't play music but like already mentioned, he never dies until after 7. I do like the guy but Greg James will be breakfast host next year - he gets funnier every day
#31
gimme your wages for at least 2 months and dont moan about it see if you like it.

i will send him some links for the 3500%apr payday loans sharks websites to tide him over
poor guy

Edited By: effingandjeffing on Sep 22, 2010 22:54: poorguy
banned#32
maybe they changed his contract to a pay per joke deal and forgot to tell him

Edited By: ryman1000 on Sep 23, 2010 22:39: bad grammar is bad
#33
He's the best thing about radio one, has gone seriously down hill ever since mark and lard were pushed out
#34
love chris moyles.
#35
loved mark and lard
#36
moob
ErrorOperator
how much he gets paid is irrelevant. whether you like him is irrelevant. the bbc hasn't paid him for 2 months, he should moan. You would moan if you hadn't been paid for 2 months.
I don't think in the current economic climate, that blurting the fact you haven't been paid, when you're already a multi-millionaire is going to receive much sympathy from the public, whether you're Chris Moyles or anyone else.
everybody lives within their means, you struggle to meet your mortgage payment, so does he, just cos it;s 10 times bigger doesnt effect those laws.
#37
They should just drop the fat **** from the show. Throwing insults at employees and pushing away listeners should not be tolerated.

He's crap anyway :D
#38
[quote=thrustmaster]They should just drop the fat **** from the show. Throwing insults at employees and pushing away listeners should not be tolerated.He's crap anyway :D[/quote
**** off, if my employer hadnt paid me for 2 months i'd be throwing more than insults.
#39
[quote=thrustmaster]They should just drop the fat **** from the show. Throwing insults at employees and pushing away listeners should not be tolerated.He's crap anyway :D[/quote
**** off, if my employer hadnt paid me for 2 months i'd be throwing more than insults.
#40
sorry you said employees, isnt that part of their job title these days? look at that karl nobody. cos he was employed by ricky nobody and his sidekick, googly eyed nobody, now has his own show on sky one.

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