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Chris Moyles' breakfast rant

Radio 1 breakfast DJ Chris Moyles lost his rag live on air this morning and ranted at the BBC bosses who haven’t paid him since July, saying that he has thought about not coming in to present the show until they pay him.

‘Why should I come in? It's a two-way street,’ he said. ‘What annoys me is the fact I mentioned it to people this week. Fix it, just get it fixed. It's a huge lack of respect and a massive FU to me.

‘Can you imagine if Terry Wogan had not got paid for two months, would you even think that would ever happen? It just wouldn't, would it? Do you ever think anyone would forget to pay Chris Evans for two months and nobody would panic about it?’

Some listeners texted into the show to complain about his rant, which went on for half-an-hour, with no breaks for records, and Moyles raged at one who suggested he should be happy to be well paid and have a private driver, saying:

‘You know nothing about my life. And by the way, what, because I get paid more than you that means if I don't get paid for two months I should just go oh well?

‘And by the way I slept on someone's sofa last night so don't speak to me about my life, you have no idea, my friend. If you really have a problem with that I'm telling you now I'll pay your licence fee and you can switch off and listen to someone else. Go and read the Daily Mail, you miserable fart.’

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