Could DJ Chris Moyles be set for a Doctor Who role?

Chris Moyles in Doctor Who?!

The Daily Star is reporting that radio DJ and well-known loudmouth, Chris Moyles, is hunting down a role in the BBC’s flagship show. A ‘source’ has, apparently, stated:

“Chris sees this as an opportunity to be taken seriously as an actor.”

Despite this dreary explanation, Doctor Who is, according to the ‘trustworthy’ newspaper, Moyles’ dream job, and listeners of his Radio 1 show should know that he does, in fact, enjoy the programme and even hosted a Doctor Who Special in 2008. So maybe it is partly based on truth! Oh, and he’s even flown the TARDIS… Sort of…

Moyles has been all over the news this week as it was announced he’s retiring from his 15-year stint on Radio 1, to be replaced by “Nick Grimshaw Off That Awful T4.” Moyles’ first acting role will be as Herod in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Lloyd-Webber said:

“He has the twinkle in his eye. He doesn’t want to play Herod in the way it’s been played before – he doesn’t want to play it camp. I think he might be quite frightening actually.”

Well, if that doesn’t do it, this rumour will certainly terrify a few!


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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