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Er, yeah..[edit]

Scott Mills was vandalising this himself earlier, or so I'm told. I believe that's why it's locked. Hedley 23:31, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

On the 18th January 2006 Scott invited his Radio 1 listeners to edit/add to his entry on wikipedia.org, leading to a torrent of abuse such as 'Scott you scrotum bag' and 'Chappers is so called cos his anal lips are prone to chapping...' on his and other related DJ's pages. —Preceding unsigned comment added by IP user (talkcontribs)

I readded this - Don't see why it was removed. It's valid. Hedley 23:38, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Actually, it is interesting to note that, overall, this indcident has lead to an improvment to this article, and indeed to one or two of the other radio 1 dj pages.... possibly a vindication of Wikipedia's philosphy that the more people who come to the site, the better it gets... Robdurbar 17:16, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

exactly...its makin it alot more...intrestin!

It also raises the question: is every radio 1 dj notable? Do they each need thier own page, do we care that "Scott often fills in for Chris Moyles when Chris is away on holiday." ? Regards, Ben Aveling 22:08, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
If wikipedia were limited to things I cared about, it would be a hell of a lot smaller. And less useful. -- GWO't

What an irrelevant and arrogant comment. Wikipedia isn't about you and your interests.

No doubt. But would it be less useful were we to reduce this article to only the encyclopedic bits? Regards, Ben Aveling 12:54, 24 January 2006 (UTC).

The official complaint by Wikipedia to the BBC can be found here. WilliRennen 14:54, 2 February 2006 (UTC).

Irony[edit]

It is ironic that 90% of the vandalism that Mills encouraged people to put in this article has been deeply homophobic in nature. Still, encourage people's worst nature, and you shouldn't be surprised with what you get. -- GWO

Merge from The Scott Mills Show[edit]

I don't think The Scott Mills Show needs an existence outside of Scott Mills. Neither has any fame that distinguishes it from the other. This should become a subsection of the Mills article. GWO

Agreed Robdurbar 17:02, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Disagree as when Scott does other shows he is covering, eg its the "Chris Moyles show with Scott Mills" when he fills in on Breakfast. BBC R1 is marketing that slot be it drive or breakfast as the XYZ show. Similarly when Zane Low goes back to NZ for his 3 week annual break it's "The Zane Low show with Steve Lamack and Annie Mac" or "The Zane Low show Annie Mac and Hugh Stevens" --Pickle 16:01, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Well yes, but we can cover both in one article. The Scott Mills Show is, in essence, a subset of Scott Mills. -- GWO
Oh, you lot just hate Scott after he told his viewers to vandalise your beloved wikipedia!
Does his radio show get a lot of viewers then.....? ChrisTheDude 14:31, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Personally I quite enjoy the show, though he's no Chris Moyles... but I've merged given the genereal lack of contention. Robdurbar 14:07, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Catch-phrases[edit]

Perhaps a mention of his catch phrases such as a) Good Morning! b) It's only bloody Friday (bleee Friday?) should be mentioned?, especially the origins of a) Pickle 16:03, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

I have just altered the "it's only bloody friday" thing again (someone changed it back) because the official BBC spelling (and at last i have a cite for this is BLEY, as in "it's only bley friday". The only slight issue is the cite will disappear in a few days... Shame. But hopefully by then people who think I'm wrong will have had a chance to check out the cite for themselves. Ajpb (talk) 09:13, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Quite correct that it is what is on there, but it certainly used to be 'bloody friday' when he first started doing it, as it was adopted from Sara Cox. OwainDavies (about)(talk) edited at 18:15, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah interesting. I just assumed it was Mills' way of avoiding the accusation of swearing on air! Oh well. I think this one is settled for now - unless they throw us a curved ball and produce next friday's podcast with "Bloody" in full!? Ajpb (talk) 20:49, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

The word manor in the phrase "in an incoherent manor" should be spelt as manner. --Eviltofu (talk) 17:41, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Unoffical Mills[edit]

I think the unofficial mills has gotten a little overlong. Could it be trimmed to a sentance in the external links section, just to give people a feel for what it is without going into the details? Ben Aveling 19:05, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Given that the section was created by User:Unofficialmills, I think we can safely remove most of it as violating Wikipedia:Autobiography. Deserved of a sentence at most. Robdurbar 21:40, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

This is why I listen to Radio 2 now, at the tender age of 23. pomegranate 10:18, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Eh?[edit]

In reference to the notice at the top of this talk page:

"Although the subject of this article, Scott Mills, is not known to have directly edited Wikipedia himself, he encouraged BBC Radio 1 listeners on January 18, 2006 to edit and vandalise this article. This should be taken into consideration when new information is added."

What part of it should be taken into consideration, and what should be considered about it?

Should I consider refraining from adding information out of contempt for Scott Mills because he had a moment of mischief? Or should I consider adding information about him encouraging his listeners to edit the page?

What, exactly is meant by this notice? IanUK 15:37, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

It means that these dates mark a time when the floodgates of vandalism were opened - information added around or after these dates should be carefully scrutinized Stu Hacking talk 15:43, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Should it mentioned that scott is openly gay?

Have a read again, it is mentioned -Coolmark18 20:17, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Copyrighted material?[edit]

It seems some of the information is blatant copy and paste from the biography on www.unofficialmills.co.uk - might need to change that before they notice —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 172.142.234.36 (talk) 18:01, 27 January 2007 (UTC).

I based the information I added from that page but I edited it to speak in my own way. I would not say it is copyright. Wrcmills 21:22, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

whoever keeps vandalising this page needs to get a life and stop bullying someone through a website. Get a life and stop being so jealous you freaks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 90.194.250.200 (talkcontribs).

So a Wikipedia article gets vandalized... big deal. It happens constantly, and people constantly fix vandalism. Such is the nature of an open documentation project like wikipedia. When a person (whose target audience is people with plenty of free time) openly invites them to vandalise his article: it happens. Be part of the force for good and revert vandalism yourself; after all, wikipedia is the free encyclopedia. Stu Hacking talk 15:43, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Homosexuality[edit]

I was going to remove it as it's not really important... what do you think? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bladeofgrass (talkcontribs) 04:04, 15 February 2007 (UTC). I'm going to say it's not notable enough Bladeofgrass 08:28, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Could Scott's friendship/enmity with Jo Whiley and its history get a mention?

  • Do you have a source? Bladeofgrass 00:37, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

his myspace page puts doubt on the whole sexuality matter " Who I'd like to meet: EVERYONE! I'm holding out my hand for you to put it there brother (or sister!) ha ha! But mostly nice people. Apparently I'm gay?!" what do you think? --84.65.1.106 21:07, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

That is called irony. See the sources such as the Guardian in the article if in doubt. Owain.davies 06:24, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Scott Mills is gay? --Roachie 14:19, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

If you look at the sentence in the article which says he is, there's a superscript number after it. If you click on it, it'll take you to the end of the article where a list of sources exist, including a link to The Guardian article where he came out. - Fordan (talk) 14:43, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Why?[edit]

Hi, I added somthing to scotts page about being the voice of homebase fm, I cant belive it was removed..Im sorry i didnt have a citation as a link, But apart from knowing this is true, its been said on his own radio show! And in a video podcast!! Im kinda new to wiki, but im upset that sum geek Removed somthing i did for the good of the page , I didnt use txt talk or say somthing bad About scott or vandalise the page...So... why??? does a weblink refrence Matter ?? Im NOT in a good mood with whoever did that...I only wanted to add it for the good of the page...GRR!

It's a pity you feel angry with it, but unfortunately, those are the 'rules'. Wikipedia is only about displaying what is provable, not what is true (might seem a bit strange at first, but it helps keep rubbish off pages - especially ones like Scott's where it is vandalised a lot). If you want to know more, have a look at these pages: WP:V and WP:CITE. I hope this helps, but if you need further guidance, please leave a message on my talk page. If you can find a reference on the internet that would be great, preferably with some dates as to when he did it. Regards Owain.davies 21:05, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
There's a mention of it (without dates, sadly) here, which, as it's on the BBC site, may be a good enough source. Unfortunately his BBC biography doesn't mention it. — Matt Eason (TalkContribs) 02:15, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
I'd say that's good enough for the moment, i'll put the info back in. Owain.davies 06:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 04:16, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Scott Mills notes inaccuracies[edit]

On the 3rd September 2007 Scott mills urged listeners of his radio show to modify his wikipedia page which resulted in huge vandalism. Half way through his show he urged readers to visit Unofficial Scott Mills although the reason for this has not become clear yet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.43.100.146 (talk) 15:41, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

It seems that on air Scott Mills (subject) noted that the current page was vandalised ([1]), and how Wikipedia is "inaccurate" likening it to a "all-you-can-eat buffet". Due to the vandalism which followed, I have semi-protected the page, and request that any disputes are solved on the talk page. He did not however suggest users vandalise the site, dispute what the past comment indicates. Ian¹³/t 15:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
And the vandalism is back after the block has expired. I keep flip-flopping on whether it should be protected again. 95% of the anon edits are vandalism, but 5% are useful, and keeping a page editable after it gets public attention is useful, for the same reason the featured article on the main page is usually left unprotected: calling yourself the encyclopedia anyone can edit and having the first article people try to edit be uneditable gives a bad impression. If someone else disagrees (especially since I doubt this article has the same number of eyes watching it as the FA on the main page does), feel free to take it to WP:RPP, or re-add a semi-protect if you're an admin. - Fordan (talk) 14:55, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Wheyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Scott you rule, your amazing you should be editor of this article, seeing as its about you!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.103.64.97 (talk) 16:49, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

And I broke down and listed it at WP:RPP after a decent amount of vandalism and not a lot of corrective action happening. - Fordan (talk) 17:39, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism to this page[edit]

It seems that this page gets vandalised daily when Scott broadcasts. He will usually say something funny and then people have to put it on this article. Would it not be worth getting this page semi protected? --TwentiethApril1986 (talk) 16:34, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I requested this page to be semi protected and it has now been protected. Hopefully the daily vandalism should calm down. --TwentiethApril1986 (talk) 16:59, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Wacky Becky[edit]

As heard on the show w/c 14th July. Full name is Rebecca Huxtable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.96.94.16 (talk) 15:27, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Great, thanks. Any idea what day/time it was that week? Rebecca Huxtable has posted on the Radio 1 Movies blog so it looks like it's true, but it would be good to be able to cite the show when they revealed it. — Matt Eason (TalkContribs) 16:04, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Scott Mills has won the loaded laftas in 2007 and 2008 as well as 2005, could someone with an account update this for me, I dont have a wiki account! Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.31.156.2 (talk) 20:38, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Middle name[edit]

On the January 20th edition of The Scott Mills Daily podcast (available here for those who wish to download it before it expires), at 40:36, Scott confirms that his middle name is Robert. I'm mentioning this now because it's the most recent podcast and is still available for download, if anyone else wishes to confirm it. I think, therefore, that re-adding the name Robert to the article would be advisable. I'm only mentioning this because there doesn't seem to be any proper website to confirm this information (according to the person who removed it earlier) and it constantly gets removed. Perhaps now it can be accepted that as it "came from the horses mouth" so to speak that it is, indeed, accurate enough to be included within the article. ElvisFan1981 (talk) 15:28, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

How old is Scott?[edit]

Im interested to know how old he is. I read a article n Unofficial Mills saying he is 47? Surely this cannot be right he looks in his mid-twentys. Anyway... love you Scott and the team. PS the podcast is awsome. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.108.130.60 (talk) 19:00, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Celebrity Friends One of Scott's (MR M) many celebrity highlights is dressing up as a woman and performing at a burlesque's house in London with Lily Savage, —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rchesse (talkcontribs) 16:42, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Only bley Friday?[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}

Mill says 'its only bloody friday' not bley! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Adamb00 (talkcontribs) 00:53, 2 July 2009

Not done: Welcome and thanks for wanting to improve the accuracy of this article. That can't be changed until there is a reliable source for the information. Knowing it from personal experience is called original research and isn't allowed. I googled both phrases along with his name (looking for a source) and 'bley' seems to be used on his BBC podcast pages. Our article on his show suggests that this is a self-censored version, like 'effing', but there is no source for that claim, either. It could be he's claiming to say "bley" to avoid trouble over actually saying "bloody," but to include that in the article, he has to have claimed in a reliable source somewhere that he was doing so, which would sort of defeat the whole purpose. Celestra (talk) 15:08, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

{{editsemiprotected}}[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} grammatical errors to be corrected

Please be more specific as to what nature of grammatical error needs to be corrected, and where in the article this is. Thank you. Intelligentsium 23:59, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Early radio career[edit]

Mills began his career at 16 as a DJ on his local Hampshire commercial radio station, Power FM, after barraging the station with demo tapes.[1] He was given the chance to present a weeks worth of shows, and based on the success of this, was immediately offered the 'graveyard slot' of 1:00 am – 6:00 am six nights a week,[2] making him the youngest permanent presenter on mainstream commercial radio.[1] His popularity led to a quick move to the coveted late afternoon 'drive time'.[2]

Mills moved from Power FM on to GWR FM and stayed with the station for two years.[1] His next station was Piccadilly Key 103 in Manchester where he once more progressed quickly from the late night slot to the mid-morning position.[1] In 1995, Mills moved to the then new London radio station of Heart 106.2.[3]

Mills has provided various voiceovers, including the voice of specialist in-store radio station 'Homebase FM',[4] the voiceover for Blockbuster Inc.'s in-store infomercial channel 'Blockbuster TV', and more recently, the voiceover for 'The VH1 Album Chart' on UK television channel VH1. [5]

BBC Radio 1[edit]

Mills joined BBC Radio 1 in 1998 to present The Early Breakfast Show between the hours of 4am and 7am. In January 2004, Mills was moved to a weekend afternoon slot, which only lasted for just over 6 months, as in July 2004 he moved over to the weekday early-evening slot, initially covering Sara Cox who was on maternity leave.[6] When Sarah did not return to the slot, Scott took it over as his own The Scott Mills Show.[3] Mills also provides holiday cover for other slots including The Chris Moyles Show.

The Scott Mills Show, in its current format, runs from 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday. It is co-presented by sports reporter and occasional presenter Mark Chapman (Chappers).[7] The assistant producer was Laura Sayers until April 2008. The current assistant producer is Rebecca Huxtable, usually called 'Beccy' or 'Wacky Beccy' on air. The regular newsreader is Tulip Mazumdar. The producer of the show is Emlyn Dodd, although he is referred to on air as 'The one who doesn't speak'.[8]

Sarlill (talk) 20:45, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Pending changes[edit]

This article is one of a small number (about 100) selected for the first week of the trial of the Wikipedia:Pending Changes system on the English language Wikipedia. All the articles listed at Wikipedia:Pending changes/Queue are being considered for level 1 pending changes protection.

The following request appears on that page:

However with only a few hours to go, comments have only been made on two of the pages.

Please update the Queue page as appropriate.

Note that I am not involved in this project any more than any other editor, just posting these notes since it is quite a big change, potentially.

Regards, Rich Farmbrough, 20:28, 15 June 2010 (UTC).

Age.. again![edit]

Scott was born in 1973 not 1974. There is a video with Russell Grant on StarChannel.TV where he goes through his star sign with Scott, and at 2:13 reads out his date and time of birth as 28th March 1973 at 1.10pm. Link is here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2740380644373814769&hl=en-GB

Can somebody please update his date of birth? Thanks VendibleBody (talk) 21:44, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{edit request}} Please move Category:LGBT radio personalities to the new Category:LGBT radio personalities from the United Kingdom — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.40.98.68 (talkcontribs)

Already done here. EdJohnston (talk) 19:23, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

((editrequest}}

Wrong timing mentioned in second paragraph under title BBC Radio 1. This snippet is picked up by Google so should be changed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.251.252.249 (talk) 12:44, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Radio 1[edit]

On September 17th, Mills took over the early morning breakfast slot, saying "it will be the shortest running breakfast show on Radio 1 #briefbreakfast". During his first official breakfast slot, Mills announced that 24 Years At The Tap End would make a return as of September 24th at their normal slot between 1:00pm and 4:00pm [9]

Trendstyle (talk) 22:32, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, but this is only relevant to Scott Mills (radio show). I also need to point out that Scott Mills has been covering breakfast shows for years and his comments, which were obviously on twitter, were meant as a joke. He has not been given a breakfast slot in any official capacity as he still has the afternoon slot. ~~ Peteb16 (talk) 08:25, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 May 2013[edit]

in Personal Life of Scott Mills, please add the following:

In May 2013, he became well-known as the advocate of the new term 'Fish Pie Sue' whereby somebody finds an unkown contact in their phone book, who is named vaguely in relation to the scenario in which the person was met. 80.175.91.218 (talk) 14:19, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. That source will also need to explain how this is important enough to be included in this article. --ElHef (Meep?) 15:18, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 20 July 2013[edit]

This article states (in the sub heading of 'BBC Radio One' that the Scott Mills Show "runs from 4pm to 7pm". This is incorrect information, as Scott Mills now does the 1pm til 4pm time slot, and Greg James actually does the 4pm to 7pm slot. This can all be verified on the BBC website.[10] Stainlessjoe (talk) 08:08, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Done with thanks, NiciVampireHeart 12:00, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Salary[edit]

is his estimated salary really that important that it has to be written not only in the text but also in the table on the right? i'm not from the uk, so maybe you have a different habit/culture of openly address one's salary. then it's fine ofc, but i dont see why it matters that much to get such a prominent role in two places of his article. what is important as well: the estimation is from 7 (!) years ago. since it's such an old and the only source i think one could get rid of this information - at least in the chart on the right. seems odd there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.174.206.175 (talk) 10:11, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 January 2014[edit]

t There are some false/out of date information on the Scott mills page regarding Mills' covering work "Mills also provides holiday cover for other slots including The Chris Moyles Show as well as also regularly covering Reggie Yates on the official chart show." instead of provides it should either say provided or changing the presenters from the breakfast show from Chris Moyles to Nick Grimshaw and chart show from Reggie Yates to Jameela Jamil Reecejpayne (talk) 20:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Hasteur (talk) 15:13, 30 January 2014 (UTC)