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Chris Evans: Terry Wogan was my radio dad

DJ Chris Evans has paid an emotional tribute to Terry Wogan, calling the veteran broadcaster his "radio dad" and "the absolute governor".

He told GMB of his "disbelief and shock" over the 77-year-old's death from cancer yesterday, adding: "If we all had 1% of what he had, we'd all be 100% better."

Watch his touching tribute in full:

Chris Evans 'excited' to be taking over Top Gear

Chris Evans has told journalists he is "very excited" to be taking over as presenter of the BBC's Top Gear motoring programme.

Speaking from his car outside New Broadcasting House in central London, the broadcaster said he was excited to be taking on the role, but there was no shortlist for his co-presenters.

"It's a very long list." Mr Evans said.

Evans also told Radio 5 Live's Nicky Campbell that he could "100% confirm" he would have a female co-star "but not for the sake of it".

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Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans is known for his love of cars. Credit: David Giles/PA Wir

Chris Evans has said Jeremy Clarkson was among the first to congratulate him on his new role on Top Gear.

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Chris Evans undergoing tests for prostate cancer

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has told listeners he is "in the middle of the tests" for prostate cancer.

Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The presenter talked about it after former Small Faces and The Who drummer Kenney Jones, who himself survived prostate cancer, appeared on his breakfast show in support of a charity campaign.

Evans told listeners: "I've got to say I'm in the middle of a prostate issue right now."

He said he had gone to see a doctor after he couldn't stop peeing, and that he scared himself "half to death" when he researched the subject on the internet.

Evans said he used to be "scared" of medical tests but added he had "completely changed my tune on this the last couple of years".

Chris Evans breakfast show breaks audience record

BBC Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans has hit another audience high, with a new record number of listeners to his show.

Chris Evans has hit a record audience high. Credit: PA

The 48-year-old now pulls in 9.91 million each week, giving his show the biggest audience recorded in the UK since the current measurement methods were launched 15 years ago.

Evans is almost four million ahead of his Radio 1 breakfast rival Nick Grimshaw, who has himself seen a slight boost in his numbers to 5.97 million - up from 5.89 million this time last year.

Radio 3 has seen its audience slip below that of the BBC's digital-only 6 Music for the first time.

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