Chris Moyles signs Radio 1 contract until 2014


Chris Moyles

Chris Moyles has signed a new two and a half year contract at Radio 1.

The 37-year-old presenter will now carry on broadcasting at the station up to New Year 2014.

A spokesperson for Radio 1 confirmed Chris Moyles, who has been presenting the breakfast show since 2004, had signed a new contract.

The station's controller Andy Parfitt said: "Chris is a real talent and I believe he has a long future ahead of him here at the BBC."

The self-styled "saviour of Radio 1" joined the station as early breakfast presenter in 1997 before taking over the main afternoon show in October 1998.

He then took over from Sara Cox on the breakfast show in January 2004.

Moyles became Radio 1's longest-serving breakfast presenter in September 2009, breaking the record previously set by Tony Blackburn.

The Chris Moyles Show has also won two Sony golds, the Oscars of the UK radio industry.

In March, his 52-hour show broke the record for the longest-ever radio broadcast and raised £2.4million for Comic Relief, although that record has since been broken again.