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Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 team have night out at Carlisle bingo

It was a full house at Opera Bingo in Denton Holme on Tuesday 10th May when the stars of Radio 1 packed out the bingo hall for a game.

DJs Chris Moyles, Greg James and the breakfast show team shocked regulars when they popped into the Rex on Denton Street for a round and some dinner.

The visit was kept top secret until the last minute because of security. Staff weren’t even told that the stars were stopping by until an hour before they visited.

Charlotte Kennedy, marketing manager of Opera Bingo, seized an opportunity to host the Radio 1 stars with a chance email to the station. She was thrilled when they took her up on the offer.

Charlotte told the News and Star: “I knew Chris and Greg were broadcasting from Cumbria this week so I sent invited them to come along. The whole gang, 16 of them, turned up and they really enjoyed themselves.

“I think it was a bit of a shock for the staff and the customers but everyone had a great night.”

Throughout the breakfast show yesterday morning the team talked about their night at the bingo and the food they ate. They even developed a game inspired by the experience.

Charlotte added: “Chris and Greg talked about their night at the bingo on air which is fantastic.

“We were able to give them a home cooked dinner too. “There was steak pie, scampi and chips and Cumberland sausage.”

She added: “They played traditional bingo with the books and Dave and Aled also had a go at the electronic bingo.

“Unfortunately none of them won a game. But despite this, it appears to have turned them into bingo fans.”

Original source: News&Star

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