Chris Evans: Virgin Radio host spends Sunday with co-star 'instead of' family

The 52-year-old DJ was joined by sports reporter Vassos Alexander on the show on Monday. “Nice to see you yesterday, on Sunday morning,” Chris Evans greeted his co-presenter. “Yes, wasn’t it?” Vassos replied. “I think it’s good that you and I hang out together on a Sunday morning as well as opposed to being with our families,” the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show host joked, laughing: “Who we hardly see in the week.” Chris went on to explain that their Sunday morning commitment would be lasting much longer than he had originally told his wife Natasha Shishmanian.

“From now on, the Sunday morning Ministry of Now will be on the air,” he announced.

“We said to our wives that it was just going to be six weeks but it’s going to be full…” he tailed off.

As Vassos protested he hadn’t told his other half anything yet, Chris chuckled: “I began to have a chat with my wife about it last night and then I curtailed the chat.”

Last week, Natasha joined her husband at the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show studio in London to celebrate his first day at his new job.

She brought along their infant twins, Walt and Boo, and the family were pictured beaming together as Chris left following the early morning programme.

The radio presenter took the reins at Virgin having stepped down from his role on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show after eight years.

Zoe Ball, 48, has since filled the position, making her the first female host of the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.

During his first show, Chris thanked Zoe, saying: “Zoe, thanks for your text message last night.

“It was very sweet of you. Always loved you, always will,” he added.

Meanwhile, on Monday morning, Chris made a surprised admission about his wife Natasha, with whom he shares four children.

With the topic turning to tattoos, he said: “I’ve just realised my wife has a tattoo.

“I haven’t just realised that bit,” he clarified. “But it’s a Chinese symbol and I’ve never asked her what it means.”

“What?!” Vassos exclaimed, as he continued: “I’m not sure I want to!”

“You never asked?!” Vassos quizzed him, sounding incredulous.

“No, I’ve never asked, it never occurred to me,” the host replied. “I don’t know! I don’t know why I’ve never asked that.”

Laughing, he added: “The fact I’ve never asked is more worrying to me, in my own psyche, than what it says.

“I mean, that is also worrying, but more worrying is the first bit.”

Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show airs weekdays at 6.30am on Virgin Radio.