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Dave Vitty talks about Daves Best Part Time Job in the World competition

Dave Vitty talks about Daves Best Part Time Job in the World competitionTo mark TV channel Dave’s Best Part-Time Job in the World competition we spoke to their personal, comical promoter, Dave Vitty (yes, Comedy Dave from The Chris Moyles Show) about Dave's competition.

Dave Vitty, aka Comedy Dave is one of the most recognised voices on British radio. He can currently be heard every weekday morning as the co-host and self appointed ‘Director of Comedy’ on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1. speaks to Dave Vitty...

So, Dave... tell us, what's your best job?
I'm fortunate enough to actually have the best job in the world, in my opinion. I work on The Chris Moyles Show, and it's great. Only problem is the hours...

The hours? What sort of time do you get up?4:30 AM! The alarm goes off every morning and then I've got about 20 miles to travel in. I'm not the only one who lives relatively far out. Dom also lives 20 miles away, in Herts... so I'm not the only one who has a very early start.

Sounds like the hours are worth it though... do you do much schmoozing? What are the perks and social life like?
Ah, the perks! Well, the perks have to be doing the best job in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. The social life is great too, but as I'm married now... and a lot older, I'm not partying every night. Don't get me wrong, I still do a bit of partying... but not as much as I used to!

Nice! So, seeing as you have the best job, what's the worst job you've ever done?
Well, I've never ever had a terrible job. I've worked as a waiter, in record stores, in restaurants... but never had a terrible job... just the usual!

Interesting... so, if you were in Dragon's Den, what would you propose - your 'fantasy' job as it were?
Oooh, good question. Well, I've always had a romanticised idea of owning a restaurant. Probably Italian - it's romantic, perfect for the ladies, and well, yeah - Italian.

How did you get into your job? We read on Wikipedia that you literally fell down a manhole?!
Ha ha - no, Wikipedia can be a terrible thing sometimes. I say I 'fell' into the job, but it wasn't literally. I started at the bottom of the BBC in copywriting, then literally did everything from photocopying to making tea. I then moved up slowly 'in the back', taking every opportunity that came my way until I started working on The Chris Moyles Show. Once I was there, Chris and I hit it off, and well... the rest is history.

Wow... what information would you have for aspiring students who'd like to have a job like you?
The key is to seize every opportunity! I started at the very bottom - and sadly there's no easy way in. Make yourself stand out and try your best, if you can, to make the most of free work experience opportunities and work up. Unfortunately, it's a career that will have 1000s of others competing for the same role as you - so stand out. Yeah, you need to stand out.

OK, we understand. So, what do you think of Dave's Best Part Time Job competition?Ah! It's a great opportunity for students, people, anyone to have a great time, a great social life and get paid for it! The competition is open up to anyone, as you know - you don't need to have any experience and it pays you £10k for going to gigs, checking out gadgets, going to the pub... if I didn't already have the best job, I'd definitely go for that!

Ha ha... OK, a few last quick fire questions.. Best food?

Best drink?
Bitter. Definitely bitter.

Favourite football team?
As if you don't know - Everton FC!

Best job you've ever had?
Definitely what I do now!

Perfect... thanks fot your time, Dave!

About Dave's Best Part-Time Job competition

  • The Dave Best Part-Time Job is open to everyone
  • No prior journalistic experience is necessary
  • Key missions could include watching new comedy shows, taking stars to the pub for a chat, trialing new gadgets, attending premieres, gigs and major sporting events, and reporting back on your adventures to Dave HQ from the comfort of your own home.
  • The key requirements are simply a witty way with words and a winning sense of humour. To apply visit
  • Entries open on 22nd February and close on 19th March 2010
  • A panel of judges from the Dave channel will shortlist ten people
  • The ten shortlisted will be invited to an interview in London between 12-16th April
  • The final three candidates will be announced on 19th April and voting will be open to the public
  • Public voting closes on 30th April and the winner will be announced on 14th May
  • The successful candidate will earn up to £10,000 for fulfilling the role.

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