Uh, the Sex Pistols sang about this in 1977. Get a grip…
In January Moyles angered listeners shortly after filming the show when he said: ‘I went off to Ireland and other places to film and unlike a lot of the Who Do You Think You Are? shows, I didn’t go to Auschwitz.
‘Pretty much everyone goes there whether or not they’re Jewish. They seem to just pass through there on their way to Florida.’
He was accused of trivialising the Holocaust and reprimanded by his BBC managers amid calls to be sacked from listeners.
However, he has now complained that he is simply being targeted by people who do not agree with his loudmouth persona.
‘I’m genuinely quite surprised at the reaction to it,’ he adds. ‘I think what happened is that there are some people whose view is that you can’t say that word in any other context that what a horrible thing happened there.
‘And it wasn’t about anything that happened at Auschwitz at all. If everybody who had done Who Do You Think You Are? turned out to be royalty, I’d have said, ‘Hey! It turns out I’m not related to royalty.‘