Who is Chris Moyles? Weight loss explained, does he have a girlfriend, age, amid I’m A Celeb 2022

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ has been in the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2022 jungle for two weeks so far

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2022 is now entering its final stages, with three campmates having been voted off so far.

The ITV series, which has proven to be one of the most controversial yet thanks to the presence of former Health Secretary and suspended Conservative MP Matt Hancock, looks set to be won by either former England rugby star Mike Tindall and retired Lioness Jill Scott.

But several other contestants are still in the jungle, including comedian Babatunde Aleshe and former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.

Moyles has reportedly been causing headaches for the I’m a Celeb 2022 producers, as he keeps making “close to the mark” jokes about the show’s co-host Ant McPartlin.

So, who exactly is the Radio X star - and how has he changed his appearance? Here’s what you need to know.

Chris Moyles has been announced as one of the 10 celebrities entering the I’m A Celebrity jungle

Who is Chris Moyles?

Chris Moyles, 48, is a DJ who hosts the breakfast show on alternative music station Radio X.

Born in Leeds on 22 February 1974, the star was previously one of the most successful BBC Radio 1 breakfast hosts. His presenting style, which was inspired by the ‘Zoo’ format pioneered by Steve Wright, proved hilarious for some but abrasive for others.

During his time on the show, he published two autobiographical books and launched a music career, which saw him parody the likes of Eminem, Lily Allen and McFly. The two albums of parody songs he released both charted in the UK top 20.

He has had his Radio X slot (6.30am to 10am on weekdays) since 2015. So far on I’m a Celebrity, we have seen Moyles perform a skydive from a helicopter, play tricks on fellow contestant Owen Warner and maintain a distance from Matt Hancock - even criticising the MP for being in the jungle rather than with his constituents.

Moyles is not married, but is in a long-term relationship with celebrity manager Tiffany Austin.

How long did Chris Moyles do the Radio 1 breakfast show?

Chris Moyles is the longest-serving BBC Radio 1 Breakfast host to date, having hosted the primetime slot for almost nine years between January 2004 and September 2012. Previously, he had hosted the early breakfast show and drivetime slots.

His time at the station was marked by growing listener figures, which peaked at 7.72 million in 2008 and remained above seven million for much of the rest of his tenure as breakfast host. However, he was replaced by Nick Grimshaw in 2012 in a bid to lower the age-profile of Radio 1’s audience.

Chris Moyles left BBC Radio 1 in 2012 (image: PA)

Despite the success Moyles enjoyed at Radio 1, there were also several controversies. In 2002, the DJ was criticised by broadcast watchdogs for making a ’joke’ about taking singer Charlotte Church’s virginity soon after her 16th birthday.

The self-styled “Saviour of Radio 1” also embarked on a 25-minute long rant about his BBC pay whilst on air in 2010, despite earning a salary in the region of £500,000 at the time.

Chris Moyles weight loss explained

After leaving the BBC, Chris Moyles embarked on a weight loss program that saw him shed five stone (32kg) by 2018. He has since lost a further stone (6kg) so that he now weighs roughly 12 stone (76kg).

Chris Moyles has lost a lot of weight over the last decade (image: Getty Images)

He has credited regular exercise, a personal trainer and a healthy diet for his transformation. In interviews, Moyles has said he trains five times a week, does intermittent fasting (i.e. has days where he eats a low amount of calories) and generally eats around 2,000 calories per day.

The star has also said he has body dysmorphia, a mental health condition that causes people to become obsessed with their bodily appearance.