Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM

The new show will compete directly with Nick Grimshaw's

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After leaving the BBC back in 2012, Chris Moyles is set to return to the airwaves with a new breakfast show on XFM.

Moyles had a regular breakfast show on Radio 1 for eight years, his peak listening figures being 7.06 million, but was eventually replaced by the less successful Nick Grimshaw.

According to reports, the host signed a “big money deal” with XFM on Wednesday. The show itself will compete directly with Grimshaw’s own and is rumoured to start in September.

Nick Grimshaw to compete with Chris Moyles in September

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "It's a massive coup for XFM to be able to sign Chris.

"He was enjoying not having all of the usual pressures and early starts that come with breakfast radio so bosses were well aware that they had to offer him a great deal to entice him back.

"He plans to spend the next two months developing ideas for the new show and how he wants the format to be.

"Chris will also take a networking trip to LA."


Rumours that he might take over the prime time slot at the commercial station originally surfaced in April.

The show has been presented by Sony, Bafta and Comedy Award-winning comedian Jon Holmes since January 2013.

Additional reporting by PA