After departing from the airwaves in 2012, Chris Moyles is set to make a huge comeback with XFM – and he’ll taking on his Radio One predecessor Nick Grimshaw in the process.
According to reports, the 41-year-old signed a ‘big money’ deal with the radio station to front their breakfast show from September this year.
A source told The Sun: “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.”
Dubbed ‘the savior of Radio One’ back in his heyday, Moyles attracted seven million viewers every morning at the peak of his popularity.
The news comes after it was revealed in May that Nick Grimshaw’s numbers had continued to decrease, losing a further one million listeners, with an average 5.5 million tuning in each morning.
Who will come out on top? Only time will tell…