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Chris Moyles takes to road as he becomes longest-serving breakfast DJ at Radio 1

From left: Dominic Byrne, newsreader; Carrie Davies, sports presenter; Chris Moyles; Comedy Dave; Rachel Jones, producer; and Aled Haydn Jones, producer

On Monday 7 September Chris Moyles becomes the longest-serving breakfast DJ on BBC Radio 1 – overtaking Tony Blackburn's record which was set more than 30 years ago.

All week, Chris and his team – Comedy Dave, producers Rachel and Aled, newsreader Dom and sport reporter Carrie – will be travelling through the UK on a tour bus celebrating the milestone with listeners.

Over four nights they'll be visiting four cities and hosting their legendary karaoke night, A Night With The Chris Moyles Show, in each place.

Chris began his award-winning breakfast show on 5 January 2004 and since then he's been keeping more than seven million listeners entertained every week.

Renowned for his outspoken, honest style and wit, Chris and his show have become part of the fabric of the nation.

The team begin their tour of the UK on Monday 7 September with the show coming live from Plymouth.

They then head off to Wales to host a karaoke night in the Students' Union at Cardiff University.

On Tuesday 8 September Chris goes back to his home town of Leeds to host a karaoke night at The O2 Academy.

The team travel to Glasgow on Wednesday 9 September where they will celebrate with listeners at the The Old Fruit Market.

They'll end the tour in London on Thursday 10 September with the karaoke finale at Indigo at the O2 (The Dome).

Chris Moyles says: "So we've been doing the morning show since 5 January 2004 and we want to say thank you very much to everybody for listening and staying with us. By going out on the road for a week we are trying to thank as many people as we can."

Fans of the show who would like to come along need to register for a pair of tickets at bbc.co.uk/radio1 – registration will be open until Friday 4 September at 9.00am.

Listeners can tune into The Chris Moyles Show all week to hear how Chris and the team celebrate becoming the longest-running breakfast show on BBC Radio 1, weekdays, 6.30-10.00am.

Notes to Editors

The record

Tony Blackburn was in post as Breakfast DJ from Saturday 30 September 1967 to Friday 1 June 1973, serving a total of 2,072 days.

On Monday 7 September Chris Moyles will have been in post for 2,073 days, starting his stint on breakfast on Monday 5 January 2004.

Tickets

You must be 18 or over to attend A Night With The Chris Moyles Show.

Successful applicants will be chosen at random after registration closes next Friday. Only one entry per person per event.

TM/Radio 1 Publicity

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