Evans pulled out of Thursday's Radio 2 breakfast show at the last minute.
British presenter Chris Evans was forced to cancel his breakfast show broadcast at BBC Radio 2 this morning at the last minute, after he learned of the death of his beloved mother, Minnie Beardsall.
At the beginning of Thursday’s broadcast (May 3rd), regular listeners were surprised to find stand-in presenter, sports reporter Vassos Alexander, telling them that Evans was absent because he had just heard that his mother had died at the age of 92.
“Chris isn’t here. He has been here. But he had to go just before we went on air,” Alexander told listeners, before reading out a quick note that Evans had left for him.
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Captain America looks set to change in 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
With just a few days to go until 'Avengers: Infinity War' hits the big screen, the cast and crew have been opening up a little more about what to expect. We know hundreds of characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be coming together for the first time, all fighting against one common enemy in Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Could Captain America throw away old routine in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
There will be fatalities and tragedies along the way, and fans are expecting one of the most shocking stories to come from the MCU to-date. Not even the main cast members are safe, with everybody's life on the line. We imagine some jaws will be left on the floor when all is said and done, ahead of the phase-ending currently untitled fourth 'Avengers' movie.
The fourth 'Avengers' film appears in 2019, but MCU stalwart Evans has suggested that it might be the last time he plays Captain America.
Captain America has been the role that has made him an international star, but actor Chris Evans has hinted that he will stop playing the role after the fourth Avengers movie.
A new profile of the 36 year old actor in the New York Times this week suggests that he will step down and relinquish Captain America’s shield, and he’s quoted as saying “you want to get off the train before they push you off”.
Avengers: Infinity War, set for release on April 27th, is set to bring an unprecedented number of superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe together in the same film.
The actor has turned the role of Captain America into his own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans is without a doubt one of the most talented actors to come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the role of Captain America, he's managed to work his way into the hearts of audiences across the globe, and been partly responsible for some of the biggest box office numbers the superhero movie genre has ever seen.
Chris Evans has high hopes for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Now joined by the brilliant Chadwick Boseman in the MCU, who takes on the superhero role of Black Panther, the diversity and inclusion asked for by fans is something finally being taken into account by the bosses at Marvel Studios. Opening this past weekend in the United States, 'Black Panther' proved that it could be a major success and took in box office takings that would make it Marvel's second biggest opening ever. The film even sits with a near-perfect score of 97% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
The actor praises his co-star as being a brilliant mentor.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its characters are undoubtedly some of the most recognisable beings in the entertainment industry. For almost a decade now, Marvel Studios and a number of different talented screenwriters, directors and producers have been teaming up to release a slew of compelling box office smash hits, starting out with 'Iron Man' back in May, 2008. Robert Downey, Jr. was the actor to bring the titular hero, aka Tony Stark to life in that flick, helping open the door for what has been a hugely successful future.
Chris Evans stars as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In 2016, fans would see Iron Man go head-to-head with Captain America, played by Chris Evans, in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Various members of the 'Avengers' team, which had been introduced in a number of films ahead of 'Civil War' would join either side, threatening unbalance in the world as those fighting crime began to fight one another.
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Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
The actor plays superhero Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans has shown the world just what kind of actor he is after seeing a video of a young boy who is the victim of bullying, inviting the teen to go to the Los Angeles premiere of 'Avengers: Infinity War' next year along with his mother.
Chris Evans as Captain America
Speaking in the original video that his mother posted to social media, young Keaton Jones said through tears: "Why do they bully? What's the point of it? People that are different don't need to be criticised about it. It's not their fault. But if you are made fun of, don't let it bother you. Stay strong, I guess. It's hard. But, it'll probably get better one day." The youngster then turns away from the camera and the footage ends.
A previously unreleased George Michael track is being debuted on Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show on Thursday (Sep 7th).
A previously unheard track from the late George Michael will make its world premiere on BBC Radio 2 this week, it has been confirmed.
Chris Evans’ breakfast show will give the unreleased track its first ever radio play on Thursday morning (September 7th) at 9:00am, a press representative has confirmed, but no other details about the song, such as its title, are known.
The Wham! lead singer and solo star in his own right passed away suddenly on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53. He had been reportedly planning to release a new album in 2017, his most recent being 2014’s Symphonica, and there are rumours that there are as many as three albums’ worth of material in his vaults.
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Evans' show is still the most popular radio programme in Britain, however.
He might be the highest-paid BBC star, but Chris Evans has reportedly suffered a drop of nearly half a million listeners to his Radio 2 breakfast show in the last year.
A new report published by audience research company Rajar estimates that listening figures of Evans’ week-day breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 have dropped by nearly 500,000 from 9.47 million listeners in the second quarter of 2016, to the same time period in 2017.
Despite this, nearly nine million people tune into Evans’ show every day, making his show still by far and away the most listened-to radio show in the country. The drop in his listenership coincided with rises for the BBC’s sister stations and their early-morning shows.
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Evans revealed on his Radio 2 breakfast show that he called his 91 year old mum to ask for advice on the BBC pay row.
As the aftermath of yesterday’s revelations of the salaries of the highest-paid BBC stars continues to be a talking point, radio presenter Chris Evans has revealed that he turned to the advice of his mother as he sought to deal with the fallout.
It was revealed on Wednesday (July 19th) that Evans was paid between £2.2 million and £2.499 million during 2016/2017 for his work on the BBC, which included his short-lived presenting stint on the revived ‘Top Gear’ and his ongoing BBC Radio 2 job.
That figure was four times that of Claudia Winkleman, the highest-earning woman at the BBC who earned £450k-£499k for her presenting role on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which has given way to a debate about a gender pay gap at the Beeb. MPs are reportedly set to grill the corporation on the issue, it has been since been revealed.
Date of birth
13th June, 1981
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