Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Moyles packs up

Chris Moyles is finally leaving the Radio One Breakfast Show in September, or "a good five years after he should have gone."

There's two questions, of course - the first is who will take over? MediaGuardian reckons Greg James is the most likely candidate, although there's every chance the station could try Fearne Cotton in the job for an awkward nine-month period before realising it won't fly and having a panicky reshuffle.

Question two is: what now for Moyles? You've got to suspect part of the reason he's stuck in the role for so long is because there's nothing obvious for him to go on to - Radio 2 doesn't seem an obvious fit; 6Music way beyond his reach. Noel Edmonds is showing no sign of tiring of Deal Or No Deal and proper television isn't really something he excels at - that quiz thing on Channel 4 is only made bearable by playing the 'how did this get commissioned again' game.

As DLT has proven, it can be difficult for someone who fitted the perfect mould of Radio One Breakfast Show host to make that shape slide in elsewhere. Chris Moyles, like Prince Charles, is looking forward to years of not having the role for which he was bred.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"proper television isn't really something he excels at - that quiz thing on Channel 4 is only made bearable by playing the 'how did this get commissioned again' game."

Gosh, remember those crappy series he did on UK Play? Is that the future?

James said...

Arf! I remember seeing a few seconds of that UK Play show - It's been burned on my memory for some odd reason. I remember Comedy Dave being sat outside a cafe, wearing a sombrero, seemingly for the sole reason that they had one in the dressing-up box. End of memory.

(Please note I felt a bit of a nob writing 'Comedy Dave' just then. However, I couldn't bring myself to use the standard comment-box procedure of either putting 'Comedy' in sarcastic quotes or appending the name with 'So-called')

simon h b said...

I'd always presumed that Comedy Dave was one of those nicknames like when they called the straight-haired Norman Watts 'Curly'...

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