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Sunday September 6th 1900 hrs...ish

Chris Evans | 08:32 UK time, Monday, 7 September 2009

So here I am the night before, Knight of the Realm - Sir Terence of Wogan announces to the world that after almost three decades of waking Great Britain up with his unique style of broadcasting badinage and brilliance, he is off...and I'm taking over his hottest Breakfast show hot seat.

The announcement was supposed to happen in two weeks' time but an almost flawless statement of the facts as they stand appeared in today's press and so Terry is going to make an official statement during his show tomorrow to keep a lid on things.

It's very much Terry's story not mine, as well it should be. To step down from something you have done so well and for so long and obviously still enjoy doing, must be a tough call even for such a stoic as Sir Tel.

I just went for a walk in the garden with my son Noah to contemplate what might happen in the next twenty four hours and who knows what else in the next few years. With the last of the day hanging on to say goodbye, I looked into his seven month old big bluey brown eyes as they sparkled magically. He was gazing around in wonder at something he'd never seen before, the magnificence that is the deep green of the trees' leaves surrendering to the first tones of a new season under an already golden sky, his first Autumn beginning to take shape.

All the perspective I needed.

Good luck Mr. W. I promise I will do my utmost not to let you and your listeners down. x.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    Congratulations Chris

    Rips

    x

  • Comment number 2.

    Congratulations Chris,

    I hope that they find someone nearly as good to take the drivetime slot.
    Life won't be the same though as I imagine that lots of your listners won't be able to hear you anymore due to being at work :-(

    Still, at least we get to keep you for a while longer.

    All the best,
    Mary.
    x

  • Comment number 3.

    It seems a long, long time since you last hosted a BBC breakfast show, and I've been with you the whole way.
    You deserve this, and I can't wait.

    Rips

    x

  • Comment number 4.

    Congratulations Chris. Are Foxy and Johnny coming too?
    Two problems I foresee for myself are

    1: I now need to get up in the morning and
    2: Who's going to take over the drive time slot!

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Luck Chris :)
    Shame that I now won't get to hear you as I'll be en route/ in work when you're on (would imagine many of your listeners will be in the same boat!)
    Who's taking the Drive Time show over?!

  • Comment number 6.

    Morning Chris,

    I was bereft this morning when I heard that Sir Tel was stepping down as I love him, but then my spirits lifted when I heard that you were taking over xx Excellent news and well done.

    AliB
    xx

  • Comment number 7.

    Congratulations Christoff, you deserve it! And yay, you can be home to do Noah's bath & bed at night! I can't wait, is it true that Mr.Mayo is going to take over drivetime?
    Is Sally coming with you hunni? Let's hope you can take some of the drivetime team with you.
    Will miss Terry though, mind you, he has been taking more and more time off recently so had an inkling something was afoot. Then saw the Mail yesterday and it was confirmed.
    Let's hope that nothing changes with the blog though - not that anyone ever talks to me on here wahhhhhhhhhh!
    Love to you all. Chris, congrats again hunni you will be ace!!! xxx

  • Comment number 8.

    ooo yeah wonder wot will happen to the togs? Hellen where are you??????

  • Comment number 9.

    Congratulations CLP, although I don't listen to radio in the mornings usually, I shall ofc listen to you as you always brighten the day.

    Hi blogpeeps haven't commented for a year or so but follow when I can. Had to change member name, my first choice was taken, one of the beeb suggestions was plasticJules.....I think not!

  • Comment number 10.

    All change eh!

    A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do, well done CLP.

    But long live the blog, yeah?

    I think we are not for turning!

    Morning to you all.

    MTF.x

    (Still in bed, shhhhh!)

  • Comment number 11.

    Very excited about CLP hosting breakfast, but Simon Mayo for drivetime?? Noooooooooooo!

    Any chance you could do both sessions Christophe??

  • Comment number 12.

    CLP amazing......I'm sure you will step up to the mark....raise that bar etc etc....very best congrats to you.....

    Problem is...Noah has a lot to live up to.....

    Couldn't make it The Mullberry on Saturday when at Petworth Park...just ran out of time....but what a lovelly place that is....so scenic..FAB...

    Brighton nice 'n' sunny today....we have a great week in store....onwards and upwards....

    TBx

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning Roidy0606!

    Is that better haha!

    Rips

    x

  • Comment number 14.

    Nicely put Christophe. Terry will be sadly missed but waking up to you will be such a joy!! Must admit I definitely concur with Amy above and say a hearty NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to SM too. Nothing against him personally but he's just not got that sparkle that Drivetime requires. Let's hope the powers that be take notice of the listeners on this one and give us someone a bit more fun. What about Aled? He's got a lovely humour and deserves a shot at something a bit bigger I reckon.

    Good luck for the new slot CLP. Love ya loads. xxx

  • Comment number 15.

    bet Chris is dreading today, lets hope he is hiding away in his garage with Noah and a bacon buttie before the madness starts!

  • Comment number 16.

    Chris, I think you're taking on too much. A new baby, a new early, early show AND drivetime. When will you get to see the wife !!!!
    Best of luck
    GL&H

  • Comment number 17.

    Morning peeps - Congrats Chris, but you will be missed on Drivetime.
    May have to sort out a radio and headphones so I can listen to more than the first 15 mins!

    Please keep up the blog - we all love it so much.

    Terry - happy retirement, altho I suspect it will be a bit semi-retirement and you will pop up for some specials.

    Happy birthday JTT - have a good one xx

    ttfn, Crumpy x

  • Comment number 18.

    Well done Chris

    I was as pleased as punch when Mr Wogan announced I will be waking up and getting ready for work with you every morning!!

    Does this mean that Johnny Walker will get his Drivetime slot back again, he usually stands in for Terry on his holidays but he is too good to waste on standing in

    You do know that you will have to get up early now don't you? Will you still do all request Friday because that would be great in the Morning

    Eeeky

  • Comment number 19.

    Well done Chris! Although I will miss Terry and his bawdy humour I am looking forward to you accompanying me on my journey to work.
    Please don't let Mayo take over he's too dull/smashy and nicey for me.
    How about Stuart McConie? He's always been good when filling in on drive time!

  • Comment number 20.

    Yay Rips mwahhhhhhhhh you've made my day!!! xxxxx

  • Comment number 21.

    ooooooo another thought - Wiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllll has just reappeared - Wiiilllllllllllllllllll for drivetime!
    Methinks Chris been hiding him until the last week or two just in time for the announcement!
    xx

  • Comment number 22.

    Was anyone else trying to put make up on when Sir Terence of Wogan made his speech? Is very difficult to put mascara on when your eyes are streaming. I thought I had it cracked until he played Stardust! Good Luck, Terry, enjoy the well earned rest

    And Good Luck Chris for the Breakfast Show. Used to love listening to you in the mornings and now we'll be back again. Within minutes, a TOG -Baz? - had said they could all become COGs so can I apply to be one of your first COGs.

    Good Luck to Radio 2 and all who sail in her!

    Seza xxxx

  • Comment number 23.

    Oh, yeah Hi roidy.

    Crumps x

  • Comment number 24.

    Good morning everyone,

    Congratulations Chris, that's fab news, however, unfortunately I start work at 8am so can only listen from 7.30 till 8. BOOO!!!

    Glad the meet went well, will check out the photos later.

    X Gail.

  • Comment number 25.

    Many congrats Big Chief CLP . . .

    not wishing to appear smug, or nuffin', but didn't a certain Belfast-based blogger predict this many many moons ago . . .!!!

    Can't wait to "Wake up to Evo . . ." . . .

    BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE BLOG . . .???????????????????????

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DtM x

  • Comment number 26.

    CLP

    Mange tout, old bean! Well done for bagging the flagship brekkie show on the nations fave raydeo stayshun.

    Please, please take the team with you - such a winning formula. And do not under any circumstances ditch da Blog!!!

    So, who now for Drivetime? The bets are on ....

    Much love, and then some

    Cheryl of Divaville
    xxxx

  • Comment number 27.

    Chris: You will be missed from drivetime!

    Did you have the option of staying?

    What is the attraction of getting up so early in the morning?

    Noah will miss you!

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning Chris and the guys...

    hows everyone???

    still sad that we gonna lose the best teatime /driveytime slot radio guy:(
    heyyy we aint no Old Geezers and Gals !!!!!! maybe we should be called C.E.M.S...... CHRISS,S EARLY MORNING SQUAD !!!!! sounds more cool!!!!

    whaddya all think!!!!!

    and yep its early for me to post!!!!!

    Billie xxx

  • Comment number 29.

    good luck chris,
    alex lester has got to be a clear winner for the drivetime show.

  • Comment number 30.

    Simon Mayo expected to take over Drivetime. I do like him but he's not Chris! Mind you, I like Wogan as a gentle way to ease into the day. Chris will wake us up with a bang!! All change but I'm sure it'll all be good.

  • Comment number 31.

    Have just read back over end of last blog & Think some of the suggestions for new R2 line up brill.

    Diva, I'm with you. Bring back Noel!! Do you remember when he did wind up on DLT Pub Quiz? Hystreical!!

    Also, I quite like Mayoooooo. Am always flitting around cooking & sorting kids homework & stuff at end of day so always had to make a point if I wanted to listen to something with Chris. Morning is Kitchen - radio on, car -radio on & office - radion on so will hear more of Chris this way.

    Just really hope he's taking the team with him. That'll make it perfect.

    Seza xx

    ps had me nails done posh this weekend so now trying to type without bashing them, not easy!

  • Comment number 32.

    Hey Deevs .... whattabout Aled Jones ? FELLOW GOONER?

    he be ok for driveyslot!!!!! simon mayo ....no way he too zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

    Billie sss

  • Comment number 33.

    Is Mayo doing the drivetime for certain????

    AND when does the transition take place??? Please enlighten me....Ta much..

    TBx

    El Tel.....you will be missed...x

  • Comment number 34.

    Seza.....COGS of course.....am submitting me application now......

    TBx

    Morning Divaville......good Blog meet in Brizz???

  • Comment number 35.

    Billie - good suggestion CEMS.

    Seza - take it easy with them nails, can't waste a good manicure.

    Deev - loving the idea of DLT but isn't he almost as old as Tel? lol

    I won some videos on one of his shows once. They came with a complimentsd slip signed by Panama Hattie!

    Crumps - who has just eaten a lovely breakfast of scrambled egg and crispy bacon cooked by Adam (son) .... wonder what he is after??

    Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 36.

    And another thing! I know it's not All Request Monday but wouldn't it be appropriate for Chris to play the Yeh Yous tonight? "I didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but it feels much better, to know I'm getting up with you". Just a thought! :-)

  • Comment number 37.

    IF SIMON MAYO DOES THE DRIVEYTIME SLOT I BOYCOTT IT IN PROTEST!!!!!!

    it suits Chriss,e style the drivetime slot ...fun and energetic .. just what we need after a herd and hectic day at work .... not sending to sleep!!!

    Billie xxx

  • Comment number 38.

    Really pleased for you Chris. Sir Tel is a hard act to follow, but you are a brilliant replacement.

    Will miss you very much on Drivetime, but please nooooooooooooooo Simon Mayo to replace you! Will probably have to switch off! Dull, dull, dull!

  • Comment number 39.

    Please please please please not Simon Mayo. Stuart Maconie or Martin Kelner or Liza Tarbuk - anyone really! But someone who is FUNNY! I need cheering up as I travel from the paid day job to the unpaid evening job.

  • Comment number 40.

    How abooot CBS........Chris's Blog Squad???????

    TBx

  • Comment number 41.

    Portybelle - ecellent suggestion and not just coz I love that song.
    C x

  • Comment number 42.

    Oh pleeeeeease.

    Simon Mayo is TERRIBLE.

    When he covers for Chris I always turn of and revert to CD's or even worse Radio 4!!!

    The best drivetime DJ's other than Chris were Pete & Geoff from the station formerly known as Virgin. Now if Radion 2 could get them back together for Drivetime that would be perfect!

    M.
    xx

  • Comment number 43.

    Congratulations Chris - big shoes to fill to be sure, but I can't wait to hear the show in the a.m.

    Think you should take Johnny and Foxy with you though, you're such a great team.

  • Comment number 44.

    OK...I'm gonna make a stand...like it or not.....Mayo is OK!!!!!

    Spleshly on chips....

    TBx

  • Comment number 45.

    Dunno Baz thats just what was said in papers yesterday. Mayo expected to take over, Tel going at end of the year.
    Wiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllllll gotta be around somewhere let's hope.
    Surely they gotta pull someone big out the bag for drivetime? Chris pulled the listeners in big time. Let's hope he thrashes Moyles on the breakfast slot.
    Paul O'Grady fell out with Channel 4 hasnt he? Maybe thats on the cards.....

  • Comment number 46.

    All very odd and life will never be the same. But PLEASE NO to SM for Drivetime. It will turn people off in their droves. Anybody listening to the thread?!!?

    Good luck Chris and Good Luck Sir Tel. Both sterling presenters!

  • Comment number 47.

    I thinks it's fantastic news, well done Chris. If anyone can take over the great Sir Tel, it is you. Hopefully my kids will still be listening to you as they approach their forties, like me with Sir Tel!!

  • Comment number 48.

    IF SIMON MAYO COMES ON DRIVETIME SLOT ....i will resort to our local radio station Heart .. and that is depressing enough!!!!!!

    could always try and get James Whale he entertaining !

  • Comment number 49.

    Just for balance and as I have been saying for about a year.....Simon Mayo is perfect for the drivetime slot.

    Not that it matters anyway - you can't please all of the people any of the time.

    Everyone will adjust to whatever happens, just like they did when CLP took over the drive time slot!

    I can imagine a few TOGS have upped their medication on hearing the news this morning......Eh Clodagh??!!

    Rips

    x

  • Comment number 50.

    My I wish you chris my freind all the very best for the future I'm sorry to she tel go he has seen me though the good & bad times of my life I will miss him .

    Chris you should be very proud of all the hard work & hours yourself & the great team have put in to make us smile I've followed you from Barry White on the tooth brush show .you are a natural talent on the airways & this must be a magic day for you & the family .

    All that's left for me to say I look forward to waking up with you my very very best wishes all our love Stewart & cathy

  • Comment number 51.

    Congrats Chris. Lets hope whoever your replacement is can keep up the feeling of inclusion I think we all feel when your show is on.

    Thunder
    P.S. Hello Roidy!

  • Comment number 52.

    OMG I had to check that it wasn't April 1st when I heard on school the news. How on earth are you going to do 2 shows a day Chris. Is money really that short, I know babies are expensive but you don't want to push yourself too hard.

    My girls and I will really miss you on drivetime. And Fridays at 5ish just won't be the same. I don't know who else I would enjoy sharing my Martini time with.

    It is sad that Tel is going but mornings will be a different sort of fun now...
    I just don't know what I'll do in the evening when I'm getting dinner ready
    I'm bereft.
    Good luck, SDMFH.

  • Comment number 53.

    maybe they should change the show times?
    let alex lester carry on till 7am let chris start from 7am
    and get shot of sarah kennedy for good.

    we live in hope
    martin

  • Comment number 54.

    RIPS...LOL!!!

    Glad I'm not the lone supporter of Mayo....but would love Allinson to take the space!!!!

    Either would do...

    What will happen to Deadlycoat and the clan..???

    Roidy...fanks..

    TBx

  • Comment number 55.

    WELL CHRIS i am sure you and the team will take radio 2 into a NEW AGE of radio , well done sir , i am a big fan of radio ,the new line up sounds a good thing ,, i would like to see LIZ KERSHAW back to radio 2 ex radio 1 dj . plus if you meet wogan tell he well for years and years of service

  • Comment number 56.

    Rips (#49)
    I have to agree with you and, as one once refused TOG membership, I luckily have no need for mdication
    Thunder

  • Comment number 57.

    I'm voting for Liza T, or/and Paul O'Grady that would be a FAB combo!

  • Comment number 58.

    forgot to say CLP will easily beat Moyles he is waaaaaay dull anytime I've tried him (usually when Tel is on his jollies) I get bored with all the long pauses. CLP never stops, his brain is 100MPH always another idea ready to trip off the tongue.

  • Comment number 59.

    Yours was the only show I ever listened to, was gutted when you disappeared from my morning journeys to work 12 years ago (is it really that long ago) and stopped listening to the radio all together.
    I for one will be tuning in, see you there!

  • Comment number 60.

    Hi
    I have just heard the news that Chris Evans is to take over the morning slot from Sir Terry. I was one of the listeners that complained when Chris started in the Drivetime slot, thinking he would not do the programme justice but he has proved me wrong. He has worked hard to build up a brilliant programme and I would like to wish him well in his new morning programme. He is a talented and gifted man. Chris, you will be fantastic.

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi Chris,

    I am just so pleased for you to be given the most prestigious show on British radio - congratulations!

    However, I am really upset to see Terry go - I will miss him so much, - he was fantastic this morning when he said he wants to go "while we are stil in love" I was in tears!

    I have absolutely no doubt that you will convert the TOGS, and you will make the breakfast show your own!

    C xx

    P.S. What you wrote about Noah is just beautiful x

  • Comment number 62.

  • Comment number 63.

    Chrissie...here here re Noah comments....so touching.....

    CLP you ol' softy!!!!!!

    TBx

    Martin re SK...LOL!!!!! I agree...

  • Comment number 64.

    Morning Thunder, (why does that sound so wrong?!)

    Sorry to hear that you were turned down for Togdem.
    They can obviously spot trouble makers fronm miles away!

    Baz - did you win?

    Rips

  • Comment number 65.

    ThunderclapN - Refused entry to TOGdom? HOW?

    Chrissie - me too, runny mascara at 8am, so not a good look.

    Bloggers all, t'aint it grand that we all like/dislike different things - me, Rips, Jonathon Ross for example!! When something new comes on we can either listen & give it a try or do something else, the change station button is always an option. I remember when Johnnie Walker stepped down(which he said was his choice) I think there were a lot of people who doubted Chris would be up to the job but when they listened to him and not the hype & reputation, they changed their minds. I'm sure ratings are what will count in the Bosses minds. i hope we not going to get too stressed about it all.

    Loving you all

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 66.

    Hehehe i am all warm and fuzzy inside now all you lovely bloggers have said hiya to ickle old me! Really must go now and get some work done before back to school tomoz and me starting a new job yay!

    Be back later, love to you all xxxx

    Graham Norton?

  • Comment number 67.

    Im sorry to see Terry Wogan go as he is really funny in a morning but I must admit I dont get to listen to the show that often as only tend to get to listen to it when up early so Im quite happy for Chris Evans to take the show.

    I only tend to listen to Drivetime when Im out and about and cant find anything else to listen too,If you're travelling around Scotland then you'll know what I mean.However I always make sure I listen to Simon Mayo when on the Drivetime show and make sure I dont miss a show when he is on as sorry Chris,he is so much funnier than you.Everyone has there own taste's.Just like some of Chris's audience may not be Mayo fan's then Im sure people will agree that some of Terry's audience wont be Chris fan's.People tend to move around the day to listen to who you want too.

    For all of you who say that you wont be able to listen now,then how about BBC Iplayer!!! Or are you not big enough fan's to download the shows and listen when you like?

    Personally it will be good to listen to Simon Mayo on a normal portable Radio and not try and get a DAB reception on a DAB portable/Walkman type as its hit and miss alot of the time and thats in London!

    Bob Bollard should come over from Radio 5 with Simon Mayo as well as they make a good team on 5Live and get rid of the incomptent "Sally Traffic" Send her to Radio 5 live or put her on nights or something as Lynn Bowles makes a great team and laugh with Ken Bruce so she definately needs to stay on mornings.

    Congrats Chris,I'll give you a listen when I can but I'll definately be listening to Drivetime from now on if Mayo gets the slot.

    With a bit of luck Sarah Kennedy will take the hint,God I dislike that show :-)

  • Comment number 68.

    PS 67 posts by 10.10am!! Is this a record?

    Seza xx

  • Comment number 69.

    Still reeling from the news about Terry. End of an era - mornings won't be the same again! But if anyone can fill Terry's shoes you can Chris - congratulations!
    Will miss you heaps during Drivetime slot but just means I'll have to get up earlier in the morning.
    Please not Simon Mayo for Drivetime......agree with other posts needs to be someone really funny and sparkly!

    S x

  • Comment number 70.

    Oh dear, yet another radio show on the "off" list.

  • Comment number 71.

    Glad to see Graham Norton is doing Steve Wright's Show for a week.Everyone that has stood in for Steve Wright seems to be able to do a better show than Steve.

    Funnily enough everytime Radio 2 has a stand in then they are usually better than the resident's. Clive Anderson standing for Jeremy Vine was brilliant and Clive definately needs to be on the air more.

    Pity Johnny Walker isnt doing the Brekkie Show as again I think he's very funny.

  • Comment number 72.

    Great news, as I can listen to you at work over t'internet (here in Qatar).

    Don't change too much from your drive-time format, it'll fit perfectly.

    Good luck, I'm sure you do brilliantly.

    Dazzydoo in Doha.
    (the radio out here is awful..........)

  • Comment number 73.

    Tango/Seza: yep, between listening to Terry this morning, and then reading Chris's blog, it's been a very emotional day so far!

    C xx

  • Comment number 74.

    Morning Seza - Dom not dem obviously....what a dunderhead I am!

    I'm still right about Wossy though......Yoink *legs it*

    Rips
    x

  • Comment number 75.

    What Rips ? That he is a pain in the @**e?
    C x

  • Comment number 76.

    I don't know him that well Crumps, care to tell us more?

    Rips

    x

    PS - where's my bacon sandwich?

  • Comment number 77.

    Ripster...yeah thrashed Petworth, we got 267 for 6 off 40 overs, gottem all art for 110.....so very convincing win, nice when me and captain walked off both not out after the 40 overs with such a huge score on the board...

    How was Saturday.....messy...and did you make it thru Sunday morning???

    TBx

  • Comment number 78.

    congrats dear chris, but what will we do without you when we finish work and drive home listening to your great show!!!im going to miss you so much,love you loads, kiss kiss lynnlarkin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 79.

    Dermot O'Leary for drivetime x

  • Comment number 80.

    There can only be one replacement - MR. DANNY BAKER!!!!!! whoo hoo!

    A very well earnt break for The Tog Meister - we will miss you enormously. x

  • Comment number 81.

    Well done Christoph, you will be missed on the drivetime show, that's for sure!

    I think a new show will almost certainly call for new ideas and a different format. I suspect you have some already buzzing around in your head. I have to admit I don't like change but these things happen and we have to get used to it. Maybe Tel can sit in for you when you have your breaks. Then we get the best of both worlds. As for the drive time presenter, I reckon it's in the bag, but would prefer it if it's not Mayo! I wholeheartedly agree with others, while changes are afoot, please retire SK, has she not been sick yet again of late?!!

    Was really touched by your blog today, please, please, keep it going when you move to your new slot.

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 82.

    Great result Tango....nice one.
    Awful performance by Irish on Saturday, looked great going forward with the ball in hand but the finishing was dreadful as was our new signing's kicking - missed four!
    Still, it was only the first game...onwards and upwards.
    I was quite well behaved and managed to catch the last train back....I'm a good boy really.
    56 kids turned up on Sunday - I'm praying for a high drop out rate!!!Haha.

    Super Savvy Soph - not only a great name, but a great suggestion too....would love to hear the Candyman on R2.

    Rips

    x

  • Comment number 83.

    morning Roidy!

    Tiggs xxx

  • Comment number 84.

    Chris, saw this in t'paper yesterday. Congratulations!! Will be great to hear you buzzing in the mornings, but I don't suppose you fancy carrying on with DriveTime as well do you???? Go on, you know you want to!!!

    I'm also in the anti-Mayo camp I'm afraid.

    Anyway, apart from that ..

    I agree, please keep up with the blog!

    My news - my big romance is no more. Various reasons, not for here, but I am back living in Singledom. Onwards and upwards!!

    T xxx

  • Comment number 85.

    Dear CLP,

    Well done in getting this new position - i'm sure you will be fantastic. I hope you continue to deliver entertaining and engaging content. As a sidenote on twitter today a lot of the americans think that Chris Evans the hollywood actor is coming to the UK to start a radio show - how weird is that? lol.

    Good Luck

    Paul in Greenwich.

  • Comment number 86.

    Chris, I'm absolutley thrilled for you and it's no less than you deserve. You've probably opted for the largest shoes in broadcasting to fill but I have no doubt you'll do a fantastic job. I'm really, genuinely excited about you starting our day, getting us up with a smile on our faces and cheering us right up by the time we all get to work.

    If I heard that Liza Tarbuck was taking over Drivetime I think I'd combust with excitement. Really, really missed her on Saturday.

    Well done again Chris - exciting times and don't forget that we're all right behind you chuck.

    xx

  • Comment number 87.

    Rips my love

    Thought we had this discussion on Friday? Close, you're so nearly right! lol

    Seza xx

    ps Typing with posh nails just nearly put the x in the wrong place in my name not after it. Glad I spotted that one

    pps Hope someone's keeping all Chris's Blogs for Noah to read when he's older. What wedding speech that could be!!

  • Comment number 88.

    Rips....The Candyman......was dancing to that on Friday night in me kitchen (with 12 yr old son).....that along with the TFI theme tune....at 6pm (ah sweet memories)....I will really miss that....just FYI CLP!!!!

  • Comment number 89.

    Sad to see Wogan step down. But I understand his reasons. If he just kept going, we'd grow sick of him eventually. So, good riddance, I say. But it was one of the best shows on the radio.

    I hope that Johnnie Walker continues to stand in on the breakfast show, when Chris is away. He's brilliant. And Walker should get drivetime back, as well.

  • Comment number 90.

    Tins - sorry to hear you are no longer luvved up, but you seem OK about it.

    You know where we all are, on the dark side, if you need to off-load.

    Have a hug, hunny {{x}}

    Crumps x

  • Comment number 91.

    Hi Sexa, sorry Seza? lol

  • Comment number 92.

    I'm new here! Gosh, you are a lively lot!

    Good luck to Chris. I am really looking forward to his new show. Sorry, Tel, but with the exception of Janet and John, I almost fell asleep at the wheel and ended up listeniong to Chris Moyles. Actually he's pretty good but I am just ready for that Radio 2 moment. Is it called middle-age????

    Come on you Saints.

    Deb

  • Comment number 93.

    I confess I got a bit teary listening to El Tel's announcement this morning - it can't have been easy for him at all. But, huge congrats to you on taking over the breakfast show - luckily I'll still be able to listen to you!

    I wish oh wish that Richard Allinson would do the drivetime show - he's excellent and is wasted on 'filling' in, as is Johnny Walker.

    Oh well ...

    jillygoat

  • Comment number 94.

    Fantastic news Chris, well done mate!!

    I'll miss you on drivetime though and more effort will have to be made to listen to the radio on a morning but it can be done. It will be good to have you back on the morning show! Wish we could get you back on telly on a Friday night too!

    While we're suggesting presenters for drivetime - how about Vernon Kay? Liking the idea of Mr O'Leary too!!

    Ange xxx

  • Comment number 95.

    While I shall miss Terry very much I am looking forward to hearing you when you take over & yes I'm sure he will be a tough act to follow I have every confidence in you & your abilities, so let me just wish Terry all the best & you good luck although I'm sure you won't need it

  • Comment number 96.

    I'm sad and glad all at the same time. I think I'll miss the Janet and John stories most - perhaps Sir Tel could contribute a weekly spot - how ironic.

    I like the idea of a 7.00am handover direct from Alex Lester. Best way to facilitate that is to move Sarah Kennedy to drive time - funny story about cats, twenty minutes reading out the Evening Standard, funny story about foreigners - with their amusing names! - job sorted. (Or possibly not).

  • Comment number 97.

    Who ever thinks Lisa Tarbuck is good needs to up there medication as it obviously isnt working.Lisa Tarbuck has to be the worst person Ive heard on Radio 2 this year.She makes even Sarah Cox bearable to an extent and took over from Sarah Kennedy in the slot of most disliked (Hate is a strong word)Instantly turned off and didnt go anywhere near Radio 2 on Saturday Morning's when JR was away.

    Who ever put LT on the radio should be ashamed of themselves.I would rather listen to Jimmy Tarbuck on the raio in his present state and I Yes I do know he is sadly deceased.

    For the people that will turn off when Chris leaves then there will be plenty of people will turn on to Mayo.

    Danny Baker is on BBC London 3-5pm which is how I usually avoid Steve Wright.The only person that stood in for JR on his 3 month break tha was really funny and he should have done the whole 3 months in my book.Danny Baker would be good on radio 2 but then you wouldnt get the kind of callers that listen to BBC London phoning in:-),Luckily I only listen to his show and then Im off again back to radio 2.Get Candyman on radio 2 and I'd never have to go near BBC London again :-)

    Radio 2 even makes Zoe Ball good as I do like listening to her show as well but couldnt stand her on radio 1.

  • Comment number 98.

    Congratualtions Chris.

    Sad to hear that Terry is going but all good things have to end sometime, and at least it is of his choosing. Really looking forward to hearing you in the morning. You really raised the bar at drivetime after taking over from Johnny Walker. I know you will do the same at breakfast.

    I hope that Simon Mayo does get to take your drivetime slot. I am a fan of his and always enjoyed him on Radio 1 and on Five Live.

  • Comment number 99.

    We'll all miss Sir Tel, but as a housewife of a certain age I can't think of a better DJ to pass this gig to. Can't wait to hear Master Evans in the morning again. A big congrats to him.

  • Comment number 100.

    OMG.....where you bloggers been hiding????? Never seen so many come outta the woodwork before.....good tho'...don't get me wrong!!!!

    This is quite obviously real ground breakin' news...!!!!

    Noah....your old man has caused quite a stir!

    TBx

 

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