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Chris Evans DJ Biography -Chris Evans DJ Wiki
Chris Evans DJ (born Christopher James Evans) is an English television presenter, radio DJ and producer for radio and television.
Evans was born in Warrington, England. He started his schooling at St Margaret’s Church of England Infants and Junior School, and later the Junior School in Orford, Warrington.
He passed the Eleven-Plus exam and started at Boteler Grammar School, Warrington. After the death of his father on Wednesday, 25 April 1979, the 13-year-old Evans took part-time work at an outlet of T. J. & B. McLoughlin’s newsagent–tobacconist in Woolston and ran an alternative tuck-shop at Padgate High School, which was a comprehensive school he attended for the final three years of his secondary education.
Evans left secondary school aged 16 after moving into the sixth form, and then had a number of dead-end jobs in and around Warrington, including at a private detective agency and, notoriously, as a “Tarzan-ogram”.
His career in broadcasting started when he was a teenager. He was first employed by Piccadilly Radio, in Manchester. He then moved to London to work as a presenter for the BBC’s BBC Radio London and then Channel 4 television, where The Big Breakfast made him a star.
In early 1991, as a result of his first regular TV hosting work presenting the Power Up breakfast show on The Power Station for British Satellite Broadcasting, Evans moved to present Round at Chris’s, every Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, which he continued to present until April 1993.
In addition to his Saturday morning show on GLR, in March 1992 Evans began presenting a Sunday afternoon show on BBC Radio 1, replacing Phillip Schofield. His show, Too Much Gravy, was broadcast from 14:30 to 16:00 and ended in September 1992. In April 1993, Evans left GLR and joined the new Virgin Radio, to host a Saturday morning show.
Evans’ departure from radio was in part so he could devote his time to the new Channel 4 breakfast television show, The Big Breakfast, from 28 September 1992. He co-hosted the show with Gaby Roslin.
Evans left The Big Breakfast on 29 September 1994 and formed his own television production company, Ginger Productions. Its first major program, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, was broadcast between 1994 and 1995.
In April 1995, Evans returned to radio to host the flagship Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Evans negotiated into his contract with Radio 1 a clause allowing him to still make television programs, and specifically an option to make a Friday night program for Channel 4.
Evans re-entered public life in early 2005, presenting the breakfast slot of UK Radio Aid’s day of programming for the victims of the Asian tsunami, which was aired on most of the UK’s commercial radio stations, and also The BRIT Awards in 2005 and 2006.
From April 2005, Evans presented a number of one-off Bank holiday shows for BBC Radio 2, including coverage of the Live 8 concert in London.
On 16 June 2015, the BBC announced that Evans had signed a three-year deal to be the main presenter on the BBC Two motoring show Top Gear, after Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May left. On 4 July 2016 Evans announced that he had stepped down as presenter of the show and cutting his contract with Top Gear short by two years. Throughout the duration of the new series, Evans received strong criticism due to his presenting style.
Chris Evans DJ Age
The presenter was born on 1 April 1966 in Warrington, United Kingdom.
Chris Evans DJ Wife
Evans has been married thrice. He is currently married to Natasha Shishmanian since 2007. Evans met professional golfer, part-time model, and columnist for Golf Punk magazine Natasha Shishmanian when they became golf partners in the All*Star Cup celebrity tournament in Newport.
Evans and Shishmanian married in August 2007, and held a reception in Faro, Portugal the following weekend that was attended by Evans’s former wife Piper. The couple have four children and live in Ascot, Berkshire. Their two eldest sons have appeared a number of times on their father’s Breakfast Radio show.
In May 2000, Evans met teenage pop star Billie Piper, whom he dated for a while. As a present to him, she proposed on his 35th birthday, and the couple married at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 May 2001. In September 2004, news stories circulated regarding a trial separation. In 2005, it was confirmed that Evans and Piper would divorce, with Piper publicly stating that she would take no money from Evans. Almost three years after they had separated, Evans and Piper divorced in May 2007.
Evans’s first wife was Carol McGiffin whom he married in 1991. Their 1993 break up was not amicable and McGiffin has been scathing about Evans in newspaper articles in the years since. The two divorced in 1998.
During his time at BBC Radio 1 and Virgin, Evans had well-publicized relationships with Kim Wilde, model Rachel Tatton-Brown, assistant producer Suzi Aplin, Anthea Turner, Geri Halliwell, and Melanie Sykes.
Evans has a daughter, Jade (born 1986), by former fiancée Alison Ward. In 1998, after a long-running dispute, the couple reached an out-of-court arrangement whereby Evans provided a home for his daughter and an allowance to Ward.
Chris Evans DJ Children
He has five children Boo, Eli, Noah, Jade, and Walt. On 7 September 2013, Evans walked his daughter Jade down the aisle when she married her boyfriend Callum. On 9 January 2015, Evans became a grandfather when Jade gave birth to her son.
Chris Evans DJ Family
Evans was born in Warrington, England. He is the youngest child of bookmaker and health authority wages clerk Martin Joseph Evans and his mother Minnie Beardsall, who managed a corner shop.
His siblings are brother David and sister Diane. Evans’ father died of colorectal cancer, and his mother was a breast cancer survivor. She later died in 2018.
Chris Evans DJ Skin Cancer
On 21 August 2023, Evans announced on his radio show that he is being treated for skin cancer. He announced the news on his Virgin Radio show on Monday, urging others to get themselves checked.
He told listeners he was tested for the disease after his “angel” of a masseur found “a mark” on his shin and that it had been “caught as early as possible”.
It comes eight years after the former BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 broadcaster was given the all-clear following a prostate cancer scare.
“I’ve just got to talk briefly about my biopsy for the skin cancer issue,” he said. “So the best news that I got whilst I was away is that it was a positive test, so I have tested positive for skin cancer.
“Obviously better news would have been [that it was] negative. But the reason it’s great news is because they’ve caught it as early as they can, as early as is possible.”
He added that he had a type of skin cancer called melanoma.
Chris Evans DJ Net Worth
How much is Chris Evans DJ worth? Chris Evans’s net worth is estimated to be $120 Million. In the tax year to April 2017, he was the BBC’s highest-paid presenter, earning between £2.2m and £2.25m.
Chris Evans DJ Instagram
His Instagram handle is @chrisevanstfi.