Chris Evans

Dj and Tv Presenter
Born Apr 1, 1966

Christopher James "Chris" Evans is an English broadcaster, businessman and producer for radio and television.

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1966 Birth Born on April 1, 1966.


1983 17 Years Old Evans began his professional career at Piccadilly Radio, Manchester, in 1983, where he had previously had unpaid schoolboy work.
1984 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Until 1984 Evans had three jobs: as an assistant to Timmy Mallett, and playing a character on his show called 'Nobby Nolevel' ('No 'O' Level'); acting as a disc jockey in the evenings at local pubs when he was not at Piccadilly Radio; and still working at the newsagents, opening up daily at 5 am to sort out the newspaper deliveries.


1990 - 1991 4 More Events
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.
1994 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Evans left The Big Breakfast on 29 September 1994 and formed his own television production company, Ginger Productions. … Read More
1995 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1995, Evans returned to radio to host the flagship Radio 1 Breakfast Show. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old In 1996, broadcasting watchdogs investigated a continual trail of complaints against the show: Radio 1 refused to comment, Evans never said sorry. … Read More
1997 31 Years Old 1 More Event
After more publicised public drinking and self-confessed illness, Evans' spell at the station ended in January 1997 when he quit after his demand not to host the show on Friday (to have a full day getting ready for his TV show) was not accepted. … Read More
On 14 March 2000, Evans agreed the sale of Ginger Media Group to SMG plc for £225m.
2001 35 Years Old 1 More Event
As a present to him, she proposed on his 35th birthday, and the couple married in a £200 ceremony at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 May 2001, in a ceremony attended by six guests including best man Danny Baker. … Read More
2002 36 Years Old In August 2002 Chris Evans set up a radio and television production company, UMTV, with the aim of specialising in live, cutting-edge, entertainment programming. … Read More
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.


The show was well received by listeners and critics, and Evans was announced as the successor to Radio 2's Drivetime show on 2 March 2006 forcing out long-time host Johnnie Walker, beginning on 18 April.
Evans was voted the 82nd most influential media personality in The Guardian newspapers 2007 poll. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2015 49 Years Old 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, following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. … Read More


As of 2016 he continues to present the popular BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. … Read More
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