Moyles quits Radio 1 breakfast show
Chris Moyles is set to leave his Radio 1 breakfast show.
The DJ - the longest serving breakfast presenter on the station - will bow out in September.
Moyles, 38, announced he was leaving during today's show and is talking with Radio 1 bosses about a new programme. He had been due to take a break to appear in a touring version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
The self-styled "saviour of Radio 1" has hosted the breakfast show since January 2004. The motormouth presenter has been with the station for 15 years, and fronted the drivetime show before stepping up to the flagship morning programme.
Station controller Ben Cooper said: "I'd like to thank Chris. Quite simply, he has been the most successful breakfast show host in Radio 1's history.
"For the past eight and a half years he has been entertaining millions of listeners every morning, which is testament to his incredible talent as a broadcaster."
During his tenure on the show Moyles set a new record for the longest radio broadcast. The 52-hour show - co-hosted with sidekick "Comedy" Dave Vitty - raised £2.4 million for Comic Relief.
Before his announcement today, Moyles told listeners: "Cue the sad music."
He told his listeners he wanted to tell them personally rather than them reading it in newspapers or on Twitter that he was leaving his "dream job".
"We're going to leave the breakfast show. I just want to give you a heads up and tell you that we're going to wrap it up," he said. "A couple more months of us and then it's someone else's turn to have a go, so thanks for listening and I hope you stay with us until the end because I promise it's going to be brilliant."