It was a special show for Chris Moyles on Radio X today as his friends and family joined him for a birthday surprise.
Chris got an intimate gig from his favourite band, Shed Seven, and a video sung by his co-presenters Pippa, Dave and Dom plus Pato Banton.
Throughout the show, Chris was joined by a variety of friends including Heart’s Emma Bunton, Sacha Baron Cohen, Radio X’s Ricky Wilson, Peter Jones, Smooth Radio’s Myleene Klass, Classic FM’s John Suchet and Capital Xtra’s Tim Westwood. (Photo: via Radio X / Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Even his mum and dad made the trip from Yorkshire to be with him during the show.
Chris never fails to deliver a special show for his birthday – his last on-air birthday at BBC Radio 1 included the the entire show broadcasting from the Maida Vale today to celebrate Moyles’ 38th Birthday.
The programme included a live 64-piece orchestra and jingles singers, plus special guests including Pixie Lott and Radio 1 presenters. Fellow presenter Sara Cox appeared out of a giant birthday cake and sung happy birthday, Jimmy Carr took part in Car Park Catchphrase and boybands JLS and One Direction turned up to wish the Radio 1 presenter a happy birthday.
Birthday messages came from a variety of friends including:
Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston – “Hello Christopher, it’s Emma Bunton here and there’s Jamie Theakston (JAMIE: Hi Chris!) Listen, we wanted to say happy birthday, love you to bits, have a wonderful day my gorgeous, and big kiss as usual.”
Emma Bunton (on Chris’ party) – “Am I your second favourite Spice Girl or your first now? Happy birthday my lovely. It [Chris’ birthday party] was a very good night, lots of drinking, lots of dancing. Saturday morning, I was on the pitch at 9 o’clock – soccer mum!”
Myleene Klass – “Hey Chris, Happy Birthday! I’ve seen you walking around the office, and might I say you are looking bikini ready my friend, it’s Myleene Klass by the way. Have a good one, and save me some cake!”
Jason Donovan – “I close my eyes, drew back the curtain, saw Chris Moyles for breakfast, eating muffins…that’s all I can think off Chris, have a great day mate. Love you, love your work, particularly your earlier stuff, that was much better.”
Shaun Ryder – “Hi Chris, it’s Shaun Ryder wishing you a happy birthday. Happy birthday mate.”
Kate Garraway – “Chris, I love you, happy birthday from your mate at Smooth Radio, Kate Garraway. You and your show is definitely my favourite way to wake up in the morning…(PRODUCER: what about Andrew Castle?)…oh actually, Andrew Castle’s breakfast show on Smooth is pretty great actually. But you are definitely my second favourite way to wake up in the morning … (PRODUCER: What about when you’re on the telly?)…oh yeah good point, Chris listening to your show in the morning is absolutely my third favourite way to wake up, so have yourself an absolutely brilliant day, enjoy it. Happy Birthday mate”
Jenni Falconer – “Chris, Jenni Falconer here from Heart’s Early Breakfast. So I hear that you are another year older…I’d like to say another year wiser, but I’m not necessarily sure that is absolutely accurate – we’ll gloss over that! But if rumours are to be believed you are 42 today – wow, looking good on it. As we say in Scotland, on this special day, happy birthday big man!”