Chris Moyles given celebrity Radio 1 send off from Cheryl Cole, Gary Barlow, McFly and Pixie Lott

As the breakfast show veteran prepared to leave the BBC, his showbiz pals joined forces to wish him well

Chris Moyles bowed out of his BBC Radio 1 breakfast show this morning and, to mark his last few hours on air, a host of celebrities, including Cheryl Cole, paid tribute to the presenter.

Earlier this morning boy band McFly shared a special video message where they reworked their 2006 single ‘Star Girl’ into ‘Star Boy’ for the DJ’s last ever breakfast show after his eight-and-a-half-year stint.

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Jamie Oliver matched this with his own video message and also sent Chris and his team breakfast. Chris Martin, Tom Daley and Sir Terry Wogan also wished the host well.

Their efforts were somewhat overshadowed by yesterday’s events that saw the penultimate Chris Moyles show broadcast live in front of a studio audience.

Cheryl Cole prepared a special video message for the occasion, where she said: ‘I just wanted to say good luck with everything you do in the future. I’ll never forget the memories we shared on the mountain [When the pair climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief]. Best wishes from me, and happy new chapter.’

TV presenting duo Ant and Dec surprised the host by creating a special edition of ‘This Is Your Life’ and handed over the iconic ‘big red book’.

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Gary Barlow and Davina McCall made an appearance on the show, as did Billie Piper and Fearne Cotton along with former breakfast show host, Sara Cox.

Fellow funnyman James Corden provided the more emotive part of the morning with his speech about the show, saying: ‘It’s going to be like losing a group of mates in the morning that you happen to be in the car with.

‘It has to end at some point, we should just be happy with the fact that there might not be anybody else who will do the breakfast show this long again, it’s a really special thing.’

Pixie Lott culminated the celebrations as she performed a reworking on her track, ‘All About Tonight’ mixing it up with a new title, ‘All About Chris Moyles’.

Nick Grimshaw will take over the prestigious BBC Radio 1 breakfast show slot from September 24, although the 28-year-old’s appointment came somewhat as a surprise.

It was thought Fearne Cotton would bag the job or perhaps Greg James, who currently presents the drivetime show.

What do you think about Chris Moyles leaving Radio 1? Was it time for him to go? Is Nick Grimshaw the right person to replace him? Have your say below.

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