It was expected by some that Chris Moyles may not last too long on breakfast. Not because he wasn’t up to the job. He was. But he was seen to push the limits, just as so many greats do; and the BBC was in cautious mood.
As it turned out’ he ended up being the longest serving Radio 1 breakfast show host, and such is the pace of media now, not least with younger formats, his record is unlikely to be challenged. Ever.
Enjoy here the announcement of his farewell in July 2012. His delivery offers a chink of evidence of how he connected so well, for so long.
Afterwards, hear how his succession plans were explained by his Controller to Richard Bacon.