New contract for Chris Moyles?
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New contract for Chris Moyles?

Radio 1 breakfast presenter Chris Moyles has claimed on television that he is about to re-sign a new contract with the BBC in a few weeks time.

Chatting with Phillip Schofield on ITV1's This Morning programme yesterday, he said: "No, I’m not being sacked. As you know, my contract is coming up for renewal so we’re about to enter into some very uncomfortable contract negotiations.

"So I’m trying not to go, I’m staying whatever happens."

Chris went on to say:"The bottom line is I’m going to re-sign [a new contract] in a few weeks."

The Times reports he will take a 25 per cent drop in salary to around £500,000 as the corporation seeks to use the recession to trim the salaries of its top stars. A new four year deal has been suggested in the newspaper.

After his charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, his latest RAJAR results showed an increase in listeners to 7.7 million each week, just 80,000 behind Terry Wogan on Radio 2.

Chris is up for another Sony on Monday evening, with him and his team hoping to hang on to the Best Breakfast Show Award from 2008. Full coverage and photos live from London here on and

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