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Piper launches Evans' chat show
Chris Evans
Evans fronted TFI Friday and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush in the 90s
Broadcaster Chris Evans was joined by his estranged wife Billie Piper as he made his TV comeback hosting a live evening talk show on ITV1.

Piper, who split from Evans in 2004, was the first guest on OFI Sunday, the first TV series with Evans as host since the end of TFI Friday in 2000.

Evans said his new show would confirm "the nuttiness of Planet Earth and the people who live in it".

Evans also began fronting his first radio show for four years in September.

The Radio 2 show marked a return to the limelight for Evans - considered one of the UK's most celebrated but unpredictable broadcasting talents - following his sacking by Virgin Radio as breakfast host in 2001.

On OFI Sunday, Evans chatted to Doctor Who star Piper in a skyscraper overlooking London.

As well as chatting to his celebrity guest of the week in the series, Evans will give his own take on the highlights of the past seven days.

The show also includes games and a contest to find the best tribute band. Future guests will include pop star Robbie Williams and actor James Nesbitt.

Piper and Evans split while she was filming Doctor Who in Wales. Piper first came to prominence as a teenage pop star.

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