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Chris Moyles angers viewers with very first comment on I'm A Celeb

Ali Condon

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Chris Moyles angers viewers with very first comment on I'm A Celeb

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here is officially back on the telly and there's already drama kicking off after contestant Chris Moyles riled up viewers at home.

From the moment he opened his mouth, the radio presenter got off on the wrong foot with fans when he introduced himself to the other contestants.


Moyles decided to go bold and declared himself the 'best broadcaster of my generation.'


It was certainly a big claim from the Radio X presenter, but a lot of I'm A Celebrity fans really seemed to take the comment to heart.

Live tweeting the first episode of the new series, viewers made sure their feelings about Chris were heard.

"Did Chris Moyles really just say the was the 'greatest broadcaster of his generation?' He didn’t. Did he? He didn’t. Wow," tweeted one viewer.

Another commented: "Oh my God even Chris Moyles’ intro about himself saying he is the best broadcaster of his generation makes me despise him even more, and I didn’t think that was possible."


And a third asked: "Did Chris Moyles really just introduce himself as the greatest broadcaster of his generation? Bit full of himself! Hope he was joking lol."

Others had a little more sympathy for Chris, and took to Twitter to fight his corner.

Chris Moyles got off on the wrong foot with I'm A Celebrity viewers.  Credit: ITV
Chris Moyles got off on the wrong foot with I'm A Celebrity viewers. Credit: ITV

"#ImACeleb just reading about Chris Moyles' comments about being the greatest broadcaster of his generation, people getting upset. those who have listened to Chris for years will know it’s just him and fun, don’t stress over it," insisted one fan.


And another Chris supporter tweeted: "I can’t wait for @ChrisMoyles to prove everyone wrong. Have listened to him every morning since the old place & on @radiox. Have kept me sane over lockdown and I’m so proud of him. Feels like my mate is going into the jungle. Prove everyone wrong Chris."

When he got introductions out of the way, Chris jumped right into the I'm A Celebrity challenges - literally.

He and co-star Olivia Attwood, who has already left the jungle, jumped from a helicopter 10,000 feet in the air before arriving at their camp for the next few weeks.

Moments after landing, the broadcaster admitted that he'd 'eat a sheep's anus any day rather than do that again'.


Fair enough.

By the end of the episode, it was revealed that Chris, Olivia, Boy George, and Scarlette Douglas would be taking on the first challenge of the season. And by the looks of things, it's going to be pretty claustrophobic.

Despite starting off on the wrong foot with viewers, I don't think Chris will have much to worry about once the public start voting.

Matt Hancock will be joining them in a few days, after all.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Celebrity, ITV, TV and Film, Im A Celebrity

Ali Condon
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