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Chris Moyles linked to new Xfm breakfast show

By | Published on Monday 6 July 2015

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There have been rumours for a while now that Chris Moyles is plotting a return to radio via a new gig at Xfm, and the latest chatter is that the former Radio 1 breakfast show host has now signed on to front the same slot on the alternative music station from September.

One of those always-on-hand sources told The Sun On Sunday: “Chris 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 work”.

Owner Global Radio has generally left Xfm to its own devices over the years, but it’s thought the radio giant might be planning a big revamp of the station this autumn, at the same time as expanding its reach on the DAB network. Among the other gossip relating to a possible revamp are Vernon Kay getting the lunchtime show and Richard Bacon returning to Xfm for drive time, while one gossiper even suggests a new identity for the station is being considered. None of which has, as yet, been confirmed.

Though if only half of all this is true it seems likely that Xfm could be repositioning itself to take on Bauer’s national rock station Absolute. Which would mean that – while much has been made of Moyles possibly going head-to-head with his successor at Radio 1, Nick Grimshaw – more interesting would be the impact the new Xfm breakfast show would have on the current programme of one of its former presenters, Absolute breakfast show DJ Christian O’Connell.