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DJ Moyles to present C4 quiz show

Chris Moyles
Chris Moyles is one of Radio 1's top disc jockeys

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles is to host a topical entertainment quiz for Channel 4 - his first own show since Five's Live with Chris Moyles six years ago.

Chris Moyles' Quiz Night will see him compete with three other celebrities, with his own possessions as prizes.

C4 head of entertainment Andrew Newman said Moyles "must be the biggest star in Britain without his own TV show".

"We're very pleased he has decided to change that," he continued at Channel 4's winter season launch in London.

"I'm very excited to be signing for Channel 4, especially as no one else offered me any work," said Moyles, who hosts Radio 1's breakfast show.

The star has also appeared as a guest presenter on E4's Big Brother's Big Mouth since Russell Brand stepped down from the programme in 2007.

'Extraordinarily powerful'

Moyles' eight-part series was one of several shows unveiled at Thursday's launch, held at Centre Point Tower in central London.

Others include a series of documentaries exploring alternative views on Christianity, presented by Cherie Blair, Michael Portillo, Ann Widdecombe and others.

Comedian Peter Kay will be back with a follow-up to his talent show spoof Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar on Ice.

Channel 4 also confirmed that Celebrity Big Brother will return in January following the decision to axe it this year in the wake of the Shilpa Shetty race row.

"We're bringing it back because it's a brilliant programme," said head of programming Julian Bellamy, who said it was "still an extraordinarily powerful show."



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