Chris Evans has called it quits on his TV career in a shock announcement which will mark the end to his 30-year run. The 56-year-old has said how his current radio job was his “limit” and that he wanted to enjoy more family time instead.
In the 90’s Chris was a TV primetime fixture, presenting The Big Breakfast, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday, but the radio star has hinted he will no longer appear on our telly’s . His illustrious career will continue at Virgin Radio with the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
Asked by a fan if he had any TV plans coming up, the DJ said: “No can do. Family time is everything to me. Radio in the a.m is my limit.”
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He first came to prominence in the 1990s as co-host of the Channel 4 show The Big Breakfast. He later fronted Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush on Channel 4 from 1994.
He also presented the Channel 4 show TFI Friday in 1996, while simultaneously working on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He eventually resigned from the latter live on air in 1997 after Radio 1 refused to allow him to work a four-day week.
Evans also presented The One Show on Fridays between 2010 and 2015, and later became the lead host of Top Gear in 2015 after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked. He left shortly his arrival on the car-fanatic show due to poor reviews.
The star is married to wife Natasha Shishmanian, who he shares four children with – Noah, 13, Eli, nine, and three-year-old twins Walt and Boo. The DJ also has a daughter Jade, 34, with his former fiancée Alison Ward.
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