Who is Chris Moyles? I'm a Celebrity 2022 contestant and radio DJ
The Radio X host is trying his luck in the jungle this year.
It's safe to say that I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Chris Moyles hasn't covered himself in glory when it comes to trials on the ITV series.
Not only did the broadcaster and radio presenter fail to win more than one star for the rest of the line-up when he faced the Boiling Point Bush Tucker trial, but in Wednesday 23rd November's episode, he mucked up a question about Adele's albums.
Now, the 48-year-old is keen to steer clear of any future challenges, but is the first to take the mickey out of himself for his failed efforts.
Will he do better when it comes to the public vote?
As we wait to see who will be the next camp mate out of the jungle, here's all you need to know about Chris Moyles.
Who is Chris Moyles?
Job: Radio DJ
Chris Moyles is a broadcaster and radio host who is best known for his shows on Radio X, Capital FM and BBC Radio 1 as well as his sometimes-controversial presenting style.
The 48-year-old began his national radio career in 1996 on Capital FM and went on to host Radio 1's breakfast show, which he hosted from 2004 until 2012. Since 2015, he has hosted the breakfast show on Radio X.
Throughout his broadcasting career, Moyles has been at the centre of various controversies, from swearing on air to being criticised by watchdogs for sexually inappropriate jokes, including one comment in 2002 that he would sleep with Charlotte Church "now that she had reached 16". In 2009, Moyles was censored by Ofcom for parodying two of Will Young's songs in a way that "could have reasonably been interpreted by listeners as promoting or condoning certain negative stereotypes based on sexual orientation".
Outside of radio, Moyles has hosted The Chris Moyles Show, Big Brother's Big Mouth, Channel 4's The Big Breakfast, Chris Moyles' Quiz Night and appeared on This Morning, Celebrity Juice, Top Gear and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Phobias: "I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!"
Missing any special occasion: "A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches."
Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the jungle: "Contrary to popular belief, I won’t be the loudest person in the camp. My radio show is a very turned up version of me and people will get to see a much quieter Chris Moyles!"
Role in the camp: "Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom."
Best attribute: "Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!"
Dream camper: "Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!"
What has Chris Moyles said about joining I'm a Celebrity?
Chris Moyles shared the moment he told his radio team on Twitter and has said that he doesn't know why he said yes to the show.
"In the past, I always said no to offers to take part. But this year, I didn’t say no immediately, and I ended up going to a meeting," he said "Now I don’t know why I said yes. But I am a huge fan of the show and I know what I am letting myself in for! My friends who have done it before have told me I will have a great time."
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