Chris Moyles made quite the impression when he skydived into the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! jungle last night.
The Radio 1 DJ is one of the brave celebs heading into the Australia-based reality show this year, and will battle out against his biggest fears with nobody to hold his hand through it.
But who is waiting for him at home? It’s true Chris has had a rather tumultuous love life with plenty of famous exes. And though he’s been labelled ‘marriage shy’, Chris seems to be settling down with his current partner Tiffany Austin.
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To mark his jungle entrance, we take a look into the DJ’s love life – from bitter feuds to a beer belly tell-all.
One of Chris Moyles’ most high-profile relationships came with children’s TV star Ana Boulter – who scorned the expectations of being a squeaky clean BBC presenter to discuss her partner’s belly.
The pair began dating in 1999, before splitting up and then rekindling their romance in 2001.
Ana told the Sunday Mirror in the early noughties: “When we first got together some people thought we were an unlikely couple. Perhaps it's a case of opposites attract, but the very first time I met him we just clicked and that was it. I fell hook, line and sinker. Maybe it was his beer belly, I don't know!
“Looks have never mattered to me, but I think Chris is very handsome anyway,” she added.
The pair initially purchased a house in London together after just six months of dating, but things fell apart and Ana moved out before they got back together.
But things didn’t last the second time, either, and the pair went their separate ways again a year later – leaving Ana “crying” in her flat.
She said the passion “fizzled out” between the pair and broke up when drunk.
Chris ended his eight-year relationship with girlfriend Sophie Waite back in 2010 – reportedly because she was too desperate to settle down.
The Daily Mail reported that Sophie was left heartbroken by the split after she moved out of the £1.8million mansion she shared with Chris to stay with friends.
A source told the publication at the time: “Both Sophie and Chris are devastated. But Chris just felt he was not ready for marriage and Sophie most definitely was.
“She wants children and a family. She wanted to settle down properly with Chris – and he had kept her dangling for some years.”
Chris confirmed that he feels “a little scared” around kids when Sophie’s niece and nephew came to visit, exclaiming on his show: “I haven’t been put off kids, it was just weird having a kid in your face at five o’clock in the morning.”
Big age gap
In 2015, it was rumoured that Chris, then 40, had linked himself to 28-year-old actress Aoibhinn McGinnity.
The pair met after Chris was in the audience of a performance of Elf The Musical, in which Aoibhinn was performing, and sparks reportedly flew between the pair.
A source told The Sun at the time: “Chris is really keen on spending time with her and they both get on well.
“Chris has family in Ireland and if Aoibhinn moves to London for a stint in the West End they are bound to spend more time together.
“He hasn't had a girlfriend for a long time and while it is very early to talk about relationships, it's fair to say that they are very close.”
The pair exchanged a number of flirty messages about meeting at a nightclub on Twitter, but the posts were later deleted.
Mel C ‘romance’
In 2014, Spice Girls star Mel C was flooded with dating rumours tying her to Chris after his epic weight loss.
The pair grew close, with Chris admitting he “quite liked” the rumours about a spark between the pair –though Mel C maintained she was “still single” at the time.
Working together on Jesus Christ Superstar brought the pair close, and Mel confessed: “Chris Moyles is now one of my closest friends – who would have thought?”
She added: “Chris and I laugh so much about rumours we are a couple. I actually think he quite likes the rumour and would like to keep it going."
Chris Moyles struck up a bitter feud with his long time pal Comedy Dave in 2012 – after growing close to his ex-wife Jayne Sharp.
Though there was never anything romantic between the pair, their tight friendship meant things “deteriorated” between Chris and Dave Vitty.
A source told The Mirror: “They were so tight-knit but that changed almost overnight after Dave got wind of the friendship.
"Things deteriorated fast and it was never the same again.”
While someone else added: “It’s very bitter. Dave has got absolutely no time for Chris any more, and they hardly spoke except when absolutely necessary for the show.
"To say there’s no love lost would be an understatement. Dave feels totally betrayed. It’s a shame. They were best friends for years.”
Chris and his co-star Dave did continue to work together on Radio 1, but hosted separate leaving parties when the programme ended – with pals rushing between two London pubs to celebrate with them both.
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Now Chris is dating new gal Tiffany Austin, who originally hails from Los Angeles.
The pair reportedly got together in 2015 and have been happily loved up ever since, with Tiffany upping sticks from Hollywood to London to be closer to him.
According to an insider who spoke to The Sun, the pair are “both really happy” with each other, and have often been spotted getting cosy together while out and about.
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