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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 March, 2005, 15:48 GMT
Evans to return to BBC airwaves
Chris Evans
Evans left his BBC breakfast show acrimoniously
Chris Evans is making a return to BBC radio, hosting two shows for Radio 2 over the Easter holiday.

"My love of radio is no secret so I'm excited about doing this for Radio 2," said Evans.

Evans hosted the Radio 1 breakfast show between 1995 and 1997 but left acrimoniously when his demand to work a four-day week was turned down.

Radio 2 will also present a tribute to guitar legend Eric Clapton called Slowhand at 60.

DJ Johnnie Walker, who was born on the same day as Clapton on 30 March, will host a show dedicated to the musician on 26 March.

'Unique talent'

The show will also feature an interview with Clapton in which he talks openly about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction and the highlights of his 40-year career.

Evans will host his music-based shows on Friday, 25 March and Monday, 28 March.

Lesley Douglas, controller of Radio 2, said: "Chris Evans is a unique talent and Radio 2 listeners are in for a real treat over Easter."

He recently made a return to the airwaves for the Radio Aid event which saw big name DJs help raise 3m by taking over more than 250 commercials stations for one day.

During his stint, Evans was joined by Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Evans has also signed up as a co-host of Comic Relief's marathon broadcast on 11 March.


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