Search

LISTEN: DJ Chris Moyles has ‘lovely, lovely’ weekend in Norfolk, despite ‘Don’t bother going to Cromer’ advice from friend

PUBLISHED: 16:59 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:24 28 November 2017

Jake Humphrey, front left, and Chris Moyles, with the volunteers ready to collect for Break before Norwich City v Leeds in 2014. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Jake Humphrey, front left, and Chris Moyles, with the volunteers ready to collect for Break before Norwich City v Leeds in 2014. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archant

Ex-Radio One DJ Chris Moyles was advised to avoid Cromer during a visit to north Norfolk at the weekend.

Morston Quay, which had a visit from former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles at the weekend.  Photo by Mark BullimoreMorston Quay, which had a visit from former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles at the weekend. Photo by Mark Bullimore

But despite the advice, the current Radio X breakfast show presenter said he and his girlfriend Tiffany Austin had a “lovely, lovely time in Norfolk”.

The couple visited Morston and Happisburgh over the two days, and he told breakfast show listeners they stayed in an “astronomically expensive” house on the coast.

He also said how he had been bamboozled by the pronunciation of some Norfolk villages, and laughed about the length of time it took to get anywhere.

Moyles was also corrected by newsreader and presenter Dominic Byrne when he said “Wells-next-to-the-Sea” instead of “Wells-next-the-Sea”.

The couple arranged to meet friends at Wells beach at 11am on Saturday.

“It doesn’t take any less than 45 minutes to get anywhere in Norfolk, even if you are walking to the end of your street. I thought we were going to go to the nearest beach, which was Cromer.

“But it turned out we were going to Wells-next-the-Sea, which was 55 minutes away - 55 minutes! We weren’t going to Cromer because I was told ‘don’t bother going to Cromer’.”

He added: “We scrapped it and the next beach chosen was 46 minutes away.”

Former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles was told: Former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles was told: "Don't bother going to Cromer". Picture: Ian Burt

He said when they got to Morston they “couldn’t see the sea”. He ended up sitting in a viewpoint with a hot chocolate, watching the Leeds match on his phone.

The DJ said Norfolk village name pronunciations were confusing, saying: “Every place is not pronounced the way it should be. If it says Shedtown they will pronounce it Sherbleadon.”

On Sunday, the couple went to Happisburgh, which he said was where “the houses are falling into the sea”, but which was “lovely”.

Moyles said they went back to London via BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey’s house, where they had “cake and a cup of tea”.

Steve Coogan filming Alpha Papa at Cromer Pier. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYSteve Coogan filming Alpha Papa at Cromer Pier. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Other news

Yesterday, 21:01

Three teenage girls were rescued by a lifeboat crew after their inflatable kayaks and a rubber ring were blown out to sea.

Yesterday, 15:36

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

Yesterday, 16:58

Swaffham town councillors have agreed to apply for a £6 million government loan to fund the development of 51 new homes.

Yesterday, 13:17

A Swaffham based charity which aims to provide entertainment and activities for older people is hosting a Big Weekend event in September.

Most Read

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A once-popular pub has come under fire amid concerns it is a blight on one of north Norfolk’s most picturesque villages - ahead of plans to reopen.

Read more
Facebook
Yesterday, 21:01

Three teenage girls were rescued by a lifeboat crew after their inflatable kayaks and a rubber ring were blown out to sea.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:03

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse will be taking a step back in time to the 1940s on August 26 and 27 to give people the chance of experiencing what life was like in wartime Britain.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 11:48

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor discussed a range of key subjects in an interview with BBC Norfolk. Here is what he had to say:

Read more
Lorne Green
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A mother from Norfolk is organising a charity ball to raise vital funds for a local appeal.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 16°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy