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Thank goodness it's Wednesday!

Matt Fincham | 11:05 UK time, Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Chris - is off to the gym, then he has several meetings; tonight he might make a curry

Dave - is going to the Isle Of Wight for the day

Freya - is planning some fun for Liverpool

Dom - might go to the gym this afternoon and then he's packing for Liverpool

Tina - has work stuff to sort, then she's looking at some flats and tonight she has pilates

Aled - has playlist today and then he's going to look at something rather exciting in the online department

Matt - will also be going to playlist and then tonight he's going to dinner with a friend


  • Comment number 1.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 2.

    I am re-posting this comment because even with your words asterisked out by myself it was deemed too effensive - so I will try again with a different form of words. It makes me sound prissy but just translate it into Moylesese.

    I apologise but I'm not too familiar with your output Chris. In part this is because back in 2007 I listened to one of your phone-in quizzes when the caller (I think she was a cabin attendant with BA) made a mistake and you called her [the specific words apparently are too offensive for this page] something that to some, especially women is very offensive. OK yours is a jocular programme and your caller is probably a regular listener and knows what you can be like, but such an offensive term to listener at about 9am? Didn't Alf Garnett [you used a phrase that is similar to one often used by that character to his wife] parody people like you? I'm sure you don't agree with Alf's more exteme views, but you should have learned something from his character surely about the way you should speak to people, whether in private or public?

    I think the fact that in this post I have had to refer to your words so obliquely says it all.

  • Comment number 3.


    I complained about your original post.

    I didn't find the asterisked words offensive, however I did think your comment had nothing to do with this blog.

    The incident you refer to occurred several year ago, was investigated by the BBC and an apology was given.

    Obviously your opinion is perfectly valid, but if you are upset about something try complaining using the BBC's complaints service - as other listeners did at the time!

    Perhaps this isn't the best place to air your opinions about something you yourself said you don't listen to...?

  • Comment number 4.

    @3 - I take your point and apologise for intruding on this forum. If there is a Moyles blog where his on-air conduct is discussed then I will re-post my comment there.

    However, this is a bit like bumping into Chris Moyles in the pub, buying him a drink and then ticking him off in a friendly manner about something that happened a while ago. When I heard his outburst I was up to my eyes in other matters, working the equivalent of 18 days a week, so I didn't have the time to make a complaint. I probably wouldn't have made an official complaint anyway because the BBC just buries such inconveniences in a pile of statistics.

    I thought these blogs and comments pages were a less formal way of conveying an opinion and entering into a discussion with like-minded people about a specific subject. If I have misjudged Chris Moyles and this was an isolated incident then I stand corrected. Did I by chance hear him make his one on-air mistake? He didn't temper his comment at all so I guess it wasn't a one-off.

    I'm sure you know the words I 'bleeped out' and wonder if you believe that is at any time a legitimate way of addressing any woman? I am inclined to turn the air blue at times if the occasion calls for it, however I am always conscious of my surroundings and temper my language accordingly. However, I would never ever make such an offensive comment to a woman, nor would I make an equivalent comment to a man: in fact I can't think of a comment that would be so offensive to a man unless it touched on some very personal aspect of his life. I believe on some occasions without kicking up a fuss it is useful to come at people who obviously make a habit of such disrespect from 'left field', because it may just make a small difference.

  • Comment number 5.

    #3 - Looking up via Google etc I see your point about complaints about Chris. His popularity I guess scares the BBC so as I said before, stats about complaints are meaningless because they are compiled and excuses made while Chris brings in the audience numbers. It's good that a lad from Leeds - I guess his area of Leeds is pretty much like the area of my city that I came from, so not the posh end - can make it good and lead the 'normal' BBC people a merry dance. At least Chris wears his badge on his chest rather than hiding it behind an old school tie. I still think sometimes though it's useful for somebody to be told in a whisper without any kind of machiavellian hidden agenda that he's acting like a - 'fool' shall we say? Because he doesn't then need to strut around and proclaim even louder that he's not bothered about criticism.

    Oh yes, one thing, his '....on the way to Florida' comment has won me round a bit. It was taken out of context therefore it did make him sound uncaring, but I get his point about celebs sort of gaining Scout badges by performing certain 'acts that change their lives' on the odd day when the cameras just happen to be around and their expenses are being paid (a tear in the eye at the key moment helps). Perhaps Chris is one antidote to Smashy and Nicey's 'does a lot for charity but doesn't like to talk about it'.

    So with my blog page prissiness turned right up, I'll say my jury is out in the case of the state verses Moyles.

  • Comment number 6.

    I think that 99% of the time he and the team make a very entertaining, enjoyable show. The problems arise during the 1% of the time that he puts his foot in his mouth or says something that he hasn't completely thought through...!

    I'm afraid I don't know the particular word he used, but in my opinion there are far far worse things in the world than an offensive word or phrase slipping-out once every three or four years. Personally, I find drought in the Horn of Africa, the global financial crisis and the suppression of protest in the Middle East to be far more concerning and troubling.

    I enjoy his show in spite of his slip-ups - at least it's never boring!


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