Chris Moyles wants Elton John on new show
Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has said he would like to have Sir Elton John as a guest on his new Channel 4 chat show.
However, the loud-mouth star admitted the legendary singer was unlikely to make an appearance.
According to the Sun, he said: “I’d love to get Elton John, I think he’d be hilarious. The chances of getting him on aren’t very good, but it would be great if he’d do it.
“I was talking to the team and we’ve all got names on the impossible list. But you never know. If they see the show, like it and think it’s fun, they might come out and have a bit of a laugh. Who knows?”
Sir Elton was a guest on Moyles’ radio show in November 2004, in which he was criticised for a expletive-laden outburst.
The singer said: “”I haven’t been to the BBC for so long I almost went to the other building.
“But I saw Tony Blackburn on a walking stick and I thought: ‘No, it’s the wrong f—–g place.'” He then joked: “I’m not live on air, am I?”
He then asked whether the words “wank”, “tits”, “bugger” and “bollocks” were permissible on air.
In June 2006 he came under fire from anti-bullying charities, gay rights groups and MPs for describing a mobile phone ringtone as ‘gay’ on his breakfast show, using the word to mean the same as ‘rubbish.’
Moyles was voted Bully of the Year at the Stonewall Awards in 2006.
BBC governors backed the DJ saying he: “met the required editorial standards and did not demonstrate homophobia.”
In January, Chris Moyles came under fire for his comments about Auschwitz on his BBC Radio 1 breakfast show while discussing his apperance on BBC TV show Who Do You Think You Are?
“Unlike a lot of the Who Do You Think You Are? shows I didn’t go to Auschwitz … pretty much everybody goes there, whether or not they’re Jewish… they always kind of end up there, you know, if they just pass through on their way to Florida or something.”
The BBC said: “We regret that on this occasion his comments were misjudged and we are speaking to Chris and his team about them.”
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