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Chris Evans to make TV comeback

Chris Evans
Evans became a household name with the TV show The Big Breakfast

Former TV star Chris Evans will return to TV screens as holiday relief for Adrian Chiles on BBC's The One Show.

"In 2008 Chris Evans was contracted to fill in for Adrian when he was on holiday," a BBC spokesman said.

"His move to host the Radio 2 Breakfast Show... means he will now be able to fulfil that commitment," he added.

A well-known TV personality, Evans' previous return to ITV in 2005 with magazine show OFI Sunday proved short-lived, lasting just six episodes.

"People ask me if I want to go back to TV and I'm not sure it's there to go back to," Evans told the most recent issue of The Word magazine.

"TV is just an invention, and all inventions eventually become obsolete."

Sporadic comeback

Evans became a household name in the early 1990s when he fronted Channel 4's The Big Breakfast.

His TV success continued with the primetime gameshow Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and the cult show TFI Friday.

But he fell out of favour with broadcasters and audiences alike in the late 1990s and has made only sporadic comebacks to television since, including hosting the Brit Awards in 2005 and 2006.

However, his return to radio - where his broadcasting career first began - has proved much more successful, and earlier this year the BBC Radio 2 DJ picked up two Sony Radio Academy Awards.

Evans will replace Sir Terry Wogan on the popular Radio 2 breakfast show next month.



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