Chris Moyles returns to the airwaves on XFM relaunch Radio X

Former Radio 1 breakfast host Chris Moyles is set to return to the airwaves on Radio X – the newly relaunched XFM.

As Radio X breakfast host Moyles will lock horns with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw when he takes up the mantle later this month.

Moyles will appear on the station, which looks to be the "first truly male-focused" for 25-44 year olds, alongside Vernon Kay, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson.

Ashley Tabor, Global founder, said: "Radio X will focus on fresh rock and guitar-based music alongside huge personalities. And personalities don't get any bigger than Chris Moyles.

"Chris is a broadcasting genius and as Global makes a multi-million pound investment in launching Radio X on a national scale, I couldn't think of anyone better to host the station's breakfast show.

"Along with Vernon Kay, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson, the UK has never had a radio station like Radio X before."

XFM’s current breakfast host Jon Holmes will instead fill the morning breakfast slot.

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