IT’S RA­DIO GA-GA

Wife & lit­tle ones join Evans on brekkie show

Daily Star - - NEWS - By ALEXAN­DER BROWN [email protected]

CHRIS Evans has vowed to make his Vir­gin Ra­dio break­fast show a fam­ily af­fair – by rop­ing in his wife and kids.

The DJ is plan­ning to draft in the Evans clan for guest slots when he starts next Mon­day.

His re­turn to the sta­tion comes al­most 20 years af­ter he left, and a month on from de­part­ing the BBC Ra­dio 2 Break­fast Show.

He is now set to be joined by wife Natasha Shish­ma­nian, as well as their chil­dren.

The 52-year-old pre­sen­ter said: “I have been chal­lenged, to what ex­tent will I in­volve my fam­ily in or­der to make the brand-new Vir­gin Ra­dio Break­fast Show a hit. The an­swer is in­fi­nite.

“I’m sorry but that’s just the way it is, it’s all hands on deck here – in­clud­ing the lit­tle ones!”

It won’t be the first time he has been joined by fam­ily on-air, with Natasha pop­ping in for his fi­nal show on Ra­dio 2. She read out a letter writ­ten by the car fa­natic while do­ing an im­pres­sion of their sons Noah and Eli.

Nine-year-old Noah has been on his show sev­eral times, while Eli, six, has yet to de­but. Chris and Natasha also have baby twins.

War­ring­ton-born Chris has re­vealed his show would be un­pre­dictable, and “easy for the lis­ten­ers to lis­ten to and to get on with”. He added: “You don’t want it to be too cer­tain, that’s too pre­dictable.

“You want the con­nec­tion with who­ever is on, you want the love be­tween you and ev­ery­thing that’s on the show.

“Then you want it to be sig­nif­i­cant, have pur­pose, be cur­rent and rel­e­vant.”

“Fi­nally, you want to be able to con­trib­ute to it as it con­trib­utes to your life. It’s a two-way street.”

Evans pre­vi­ously hosted the break­fast show on Vir­gin Ra­dio, only to be sacked in 2001 af­ter he re­peat­edly failed to show up for work. FAM­ILY AF­FAIR: DJ Chris

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