Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 1 February 2015

'Moody' Moyles plays down BBC rant

Chris Moyles has played down his rant on Radio 1
Chris Moyles has played down his rant on Radio 1

Chris Moyles has played down an on-air rant against the BBC for not paying him for two months, claiming he could be "moody" first thing in the morning.

The Radio 1 DJ accused his bosses of "a huge lack of respect" during his breakfast show on Wednesday, telling listeners he was "very, very angry" about the situation and had thought about not coming in to work.

But on Thursday the motormouth DJ joked that he was "not a great morning person" and added that yesterday's diatribe was not his worst on-air rant.

He said: "I tried to explain to my boss yesterday that even though he put me on the breakfast show on Radio 1, actually, secretly, I'm very, very moody first thing in the morning. I'm not a great a morning person.

"That rant that I did yesterday, it's not the worst rant I've ever done on the air."

Moyles told listeners yesterday he had not been paid since July, claiming the corporation could not "be bothered" to pay him.

He talked for half an hour without playing any records, saying: "Why should I come in? It's a two-way street.

"What annoys me is the fact I mentioned it to people this week. Fix it, just get it fixed. It's a huge lack of respect and a massive FU to me."

Complaints from listeners who texted the show about the rant were dismissed by the DJ.

A BBC spokeswoman said Moyles' payments had been delayed because of a computer glitch and were being processed.

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