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    • Chris is married to Natasha Shishmanian, and they are expecting their first child.

    • In May 2008, he purchased a 1961 Ferrari at auction. The car was previously owned by the late James Coburn and sold for 7 million Euros (11.4 million U.S. dollars). It was the highest price paid to date for a car at auction.

    • In 2006 he took part in the Northern Rock All Star Cup.

    • In November and December 2005, he presented OFI Sunday on ITV1. In a move described by Private Eye as Partridgean, ex-wife Billie Piper was the first guest on the programme.

    • Evans presented BBC Radio 2's coverage of the Live 8 concert in London. He has also presented a number of one-off Bank Holiday shows for Radio 2.

    • In August 2002, Chris Evans set up a radio and television production company, UMTV, with the aim of specializing in live cutting-edge entertainment programming.

    • Chris' entrepreneurial zeal emerged at an early age, when he ran the local newsagents in his home town of Warrington and set up his own Kiss-O-Gram and Private Detective agencies.

    • He stands at 6' 2" tall.

    • He was a DJ for Virgin Radio until he was sacked in June 2001.

    • In 2000 he sold his Ginger Media Group for £225m.

    • In early May 2006, Chris Evans, now hosting Radio Two's drivetime show, was named 'Music Radio Personality of the Year,' defeating rivals Jamie Theakston, Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Tim Lovejoy to win. When accepting the award, Evans thanked the BBC for giving him "a second chance."

    • He married Carol McGiffin; the couple separated in 1994 and were divorced in 1998.

    • He 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 & 2006.

    • Chris got married to Billie Piper in Las Vegas in 2001.

    • Evans has a daughter, Jade (born 1986).

    • His departure from Radio 1 was in part so he could devote his time to presenting a new Channel 4 early-morning programme The Big Breakfast in late 1992.

    • After working as a producer on Richard Branson's service Radio Radio, Evans went on to work at the BBC London radio station GLR, first of all as a producer on Emma Freud's mid-morning show.

    • Evans started his broadcasting career in 1985 at Manchester Piccadilly Radio as an assistant to Timmy Mallett and playing a character on his show called Nobby Nolevel (No 'O' Level). He was then offered a Saturday afternoon show & then the Weekday evening show, until he was sacked in 1987.

    • He hosted Sport Relief with Davina McCall and Gary Lineker.

    • In 1993, Chris formed his own company called Ginger Productions.

    • He bought Billie Piper a ferrari before she had even passed her driving test.

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