'I'm so institutionalised, I might just turn up Monday morning and just clean': Chris Moyles says goodbye to Radio 1 breakfast show after eight years Chris first broadcast the show in January 2004 after joining Radio 1 in 1997
Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver organised breakfast for the teamViewers sent in more than 90,000 text messages during the show
Nick Grimshaw will take over the breakfast slot on September 24
09:23 GMT, 14 September 2012
He has been on the popular breakfast slot since 2004 but today Chris Moyles broadcast his final ever show.
The 38-year-old presenter told listeners his last ever show was 'emotional'.
Chris, who is being replaced by Nick Grimshaw, said: 'It’s emotional, it’s fun, it’s exciting it’s emotional.'
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Off air: Chris Moyles has been broadcasting his final Radio 1 breakfast show today
The broadcaster added that he was 'proud' of his eight year stint on the show and said his final programme felt like 'some weird victory' after 'all the flak we've taken'.
He told listeners: 'We just got through all of it and here we all are celebrating us and I'm really proud.'
Moyles added: 'Thank you to everyone who has listened and supported us.'
It comes after a celebrity-filled send-off yesterday by showbiz pals including Ant and Dec who hosted a This Is Your Life-style farewell as Moyles prepared to step down.
Last day: Chris was smiling as he arrived at the studio early this morning
Final send off: Chris and the team were said goodbye to listeners
The duo turned up for his penultimate morning show, which was unusually broadcast in front of a live audience of 200-plus fans.
guests included James Corden, Gary Barlow and Billie Piper, who turned
up to wish him well along with listeners at the BBC's Radio Theatre in
Moyles joked: 'What am I going to do'
He said: 'I'm so institutionalised, I might just turn up Monday morning and just clean.'
At the start: Chris took over the show in January 2004
Missing you already: Carol McGiffin was among some of the famous faces who paid tribute to Chris on Twitter
Waiting in the wings: Nick Grimshaw asked Chris to 'leave the instruction manual on the desk'
Trending: Lots of people shows and celebrities tweeted they would miss Chris
The broadcast featured a video
message from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who also sent a cook from one
of his restaurants to make breakfast for Moyles and his team.
McFly who are currently in New York sent Chris a pre-recorded video.
The group sang about how much they will miss the presenter.
The show's American voice-over man Paul Turner also joined in via Skype from Philadelphia.
A good day at work: The team reflected on some memorable moments during the show. To congratulate Chris for staying on air for more than 50 hours Fearne Cotton wore a swimsuit in the studio
The show also featured a tribute from
veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan – who often pulled in a bigger audience
than Moyles while presenting the rival early morning show on sister
station Radio 2.
Wogan joked: 'The thing I remember you best for was that you started a campaign called shut up Wogan, get rid of Wogan.'
He added: 'I'm very glad you have made your way to the exit.'
Olympic diver Tom Daley recorded a
video message and told the team: 'I’m going to miss every single morning
when I’m driving to school when I’m on my way to training.’
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In tribute: McFly pre-recorded a video saying how much they would miss Chris
Tearful: The band members were seen crying because Chris was leaving the show
Moyles, who has lost a considerable amount of weight in recent years, spoke about his transformation saying that if he hadn't taken part in the Comic Relief charity trek to Kilimanjaro.
He noted: 'If it wasn't for that I would still be 18 stone.'
Moyles told the audience: 'Thank you for listening, thanks for supporting us and with a risk of sounding ridiculously cheesy, thanks for making all our dreams come true'.
The show ended with the whole team singing along to their goodbye jingle before people watching online saw Moyles leave the studio and walk out of Broadcasting House.
Over and out: The penultimate show was broadcast on stage in front of 200 listeners
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