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Chris Moyles misses show because of ash cloud

Chris Moyles
Moyles has "run out of pants and socks"

BBC Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Chris Moyles has missed his morning show after being grounded in the US because of the volcanic ash cloud.

DJ Scott Mills stepped into his shoes, telling listeners: "Chris Moyles is stuck, stranded - imagine that."

Drifting ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland has disrupted flights in and out of Europe since last week.

However, the breakfast presenter is set to present the show from a New York studio on Tuesday.


Satellite radio service Sirius Radio, which will be hosting Moyles, broadcasts Radio 1 in the US.

Moyles said: "It's brilliant. I'm so pleased I can get on the air. I'll have to sleep in the evening, then get up at midnight and be on air 0130 New York time (0630 BST) - but it'll be worth it and very exciting."

He was due to return to the UK on Saturday and tweeted his predicament to his followers.

He told listeners to Radio 1's late night Sunday Surgery show: "It started to become apparent to us on Thursday that actually it was worse than we thought.

"It's now like I live here - we've run out of pants and socks, I've run out of deodorant.

"I'm going to have to get my pants and socks laundered at the hotel."

Other BBC presenters who have been affected by the flight disruptions include Radio 2's Steve Wright, Stuart Maconie and Paul O'Grady.

Flights in and out of the UK were cancelled for a fifth day, with knock-on effects for the entertainment industry.

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Filming on the new series of Dragons' Den has been postponed as judge Peter Jones is stuck in Barbados.

Actress Demi Moore is unable to attend UK press interviews for her new film The Joneses; and Miley Cyrus is unable to attend the premiere of her new film The Last Song.

A charity screening of the film in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital will go ahead, however.

British singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner is stranded in Hong Kong and has had to postpone several European shows, while US singers Usher and Adam Lambert are unable to carry out promotional duties in Europe.

Meanwhile, Iron Man 2's world premiere has been moved from London to Los Angeles because of uncertainty over air travel between the UK and US.

At the weekend, pop diva Whitney Houston was forced to catch a car ferry to Ireland to perform at Dublin's O2 arena.

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