Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has broken the Guinness world record for the longest radio DJ (team) show ever.
The 51.5 hour mark was passed at 8.30 this morning by Moyles and his on-air sidekick Dave Vitty aka Comedy Dave.
Moyles and Vitty, who have been broadcasting non-stop since 6.30am on Wednesday, raised over £2 million for Comic Relief in the process.
Originally the pair had set out to break the previous Radio 1 record of 37 hours, set by Simon Mayo in 1999, also for Comic relief. Yesterday, they easily sailed past the 37 hour mark for that record at 7.30pm and continued broadcasting.
During Moyles’ gruelling marathon, a roll call of celebrities dropped in to prevent the duo from nodding off including Katy Perry, Ricky Gervais, Gary Barlow from Take That, Davina McCall, rapper Chipmunk, Lily Allen Jimmy Carr and many more.
There was also a little drama when an intruder stormed BBC building yesterday. Staff believe he trying to find the studio where DJ Chris Moyles was attempting to break the record. The man was arrested by police.
On breaking the record, Chris Moyles told the BBC:
“It’s brilliant…It’s great that we’ve broken the record. They’ve even given us a certificate.”It’s great that we’ve done it and, more importantly, that we’ve raised so much money.”