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Hey You Lot - This Is Great

Chris Evans | 14:59 UK time, Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Read 'all' the posts from yesterday and I have to say, with the exception of a couple of extreme 100% anti me rants - which there is nothing I can do about, I agree with a lot of what's been said.

We, by no means, think we were spot on with yesterday's show or even today's for that matter, but I can assure you we are our own biggest critics.

Glad we dropped the second phone in slot this morning, the space created by doing so gave rise to far more humorous and stimulating correspondence from your good selves - bobble busting and cows being colour blind - who knew ?

We are continuing to smooth and iron our "clocks" as we call them and tweak the music. Mystery guest stays, today's guest was fab. Even the bloke himself that we had on on Monday called back to say he thought he'd overcooked it a bit ! (You're not kidding son).

You see we all know what works and what doesn't - even if we're not quite sure why.

See you on the radio.




P.S. Noah's first front page - Daily Mail. He's so like his mum - thank God. Xxx.


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  • Comment number 1.

    Ah. Cool More Noah talk I like that!

    Yesh, I listened more this morning, and preferred it, but still think JS is away up there on the helium. Slow Down MAN, most of us arent' awake.


  • Comment number 2.

    Well said CLP but it is not news to the regular and loyal bloggers that you read our comments and appreciate the correct sentiment!

    Love Cathmel x x x

  • Comment number 3.

    What's that saying, every day in every way. Agree it was better today and you are always going to get the 100% anti you rant but they were going to do that even if they liked it!!

    First time in ages I have actually woken up at 7 and stayed awake!!! Snooze used to get hit until 7.30.

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 4.

    The only trouble I'm having (much like the listener's chickens we were told about) is that my early-morning brain gets so confused hearing the show in the morning....but I'm sure it'll pass!

    Sadly I didn't really enjoy Simon Mayo's drivetime show, but you win some you lose some....

    Good work CLP and even better work to the little star Noah xx

  • Comment number 5.

    Afternoon all

    Great news CLP.. glad you weeded out the `anti you` ones..not worth bothering with! Keep at it and you`ll be a leg-end again in your own right in now time...or course, most of us know that already but never hurts to educate the rest of them does it?!

    Oh, and can we have a new pic of Noah (and maybe Beth) soon please?!

    Right..off to finish thgis pile of work ive found...oh joy!

    mSc x

    PS - Cat/Darce etc..still dont know what a Trio is..gonna have to google! And the mini eggs are still intact for tonight so far..

    PPS- MC - of course, forgot you dont know the first thing re choc..sorry to cast asspertions(sp?)! x

  • Comment number 6.

    talking about bobble busting.... I remember using one of those bobble busters under my arm. Thought the principal would be the same.


  • Comment number 7.

    Afternoon dude!

    Show #2 - enjoyed very much. Loved the follow up with the little fella from yesterday. I must be going soft in my old age!

    Thank you for your feedback on our feedback, and no, you can't please all the people all the time but there is no need for downright nastiness from the mindless minority.

    Love, peace, huggles and snogs


  • Comment number 8.

    Thanks for the thanks CLP. I know you will get the right mix eventually.

    JG from previous blog - yeah deffo a CBA day. Combination of early morning and late night yesterday. Definitely an early night tonight.

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 9.

    So much great music today, especially Journey. Loved it!
    I've decided that cars need to have "Listen Again" options for the radio so that whenever there's just nothing I feel like listening to, I can just have you on.

    ... Are we gonna get Candyman? Ever? Friday? Please?!


  • Comment number 10.


    I remember Trio's but I googled them all the same - I came up with a site that has loads of different adverts from the past including Spangles, Marathon, Treats (now Minstrels)all the old names and forgotten ones.

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 11.

    CLP well done, what a week you are having, new show which I am enjoying muchly and now your book at No 1 .... they say things come in threes, wonder what the third thing will be????

  • Comment number 12.


    Today's was better than yesterday's and it will get more finely tuned. Like it already though!
    Yesterday's mystery guest didn't overcook it; he blimmin incinerated it!


  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Chris,

    I knew you would welcome all the feedback. Also, I know that you know what works. The Breakfast Show is safe in your hands, and that of your entire team. Chris, I am so pleased for you - you must feel fantastic.

    And, yes, Noah does look a lot like his mum but should that change he has nothing to worry about. I had a bird's eye view of you at the O2 and can confim you are gorgeous!

    Really enjoyed the show this morning - had you blaring from two radios - one in the kitchen, one in the bedroom - didn't want to miss a minute. Even the lovely MsS (aged 18) is enjoying being woken to Radio 2, though she keeps reminding me "you don't really KNOW Chris Evans, actually". Oh, but I do!

    Chrissie xx

  • Comment number 14.

    Afternoon all

    Not had much time to comment recently, as snowed under with both work and snow! Roll on 31 Jan and Tax return deadline!

    I thought the show this morning was better than yesterday, less manic and better balanced. Although for me Chris, you need to keep JS in the locker, too much too early IMO.

    I don't think many of us expected it to be perfect from the start, from memory drivetime developed and got better over the first few months as it settled into the format. Hoping the same happens here.


  • Comment number 15.

    Ello CLP, Ello Moira, Ello Ter ALL Breakfast Show Ops, Ello ALL Blog Peoples.......

    Ello Bingo Star.......... (thought if a can say ello ter all, why the damn can't a say ello ter mesen too??? AYE???? A?????@?)

    CLP - Am still feeling bad for noot 'earing, with me ear, any of yer new shoe, sorry show yet!!!!!
    It's all due ter work... but later after the gym & geetarrr practice a will be banging the listen again, even though it's me first listen, on!!!!!!!!
    Can't wait ter 'ear it all CLP boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Az for the critisissisisms remember CLP & ALL.... the words of Sir Tel... "yer can't please all of the people all of the teem!!!!!!!"
    Sadly CLP yer bound ter getta few people aving a go.... maybe yer just noot everyone's cuppa tea az INDEED am noot too keen on Earl Grey with milk in.... sometimes a cuppa tea ain't my cuppa tea.... BUT.... the fact that yerv goot the gig & doing a brill job by all accounts am sure the few who don't like the new shoe, sorry show, will come arrround eventually!!!!!!!!!
    And aye.... better ter be talked about than noot at all - know what am sayin'!!!!!
    What all need ter remember.... CLP iz noot Sir Tel... noot Sir Tel the breakfast gig iz noot Wake Ter Wogan anymore so it's bound ter be different!!!!!!!
    Yes we all miss Sir Tel... BUT we all ave ter remember Sir Tel decided ter move on & we need ter be greatful that someone 'as taken on the massive task of trying ter take on the might breakfast gig!!!!!!
    A mean if CLP 'ad noot ave taken it on..... then the breakfast shoe, sorry show, could sound like this.......
    Silence sometimes iz golden but noot in this case all... noot in this case!!!!!!
    All a will say ter any who don't like CLP's new shoe... soz show.. give CLP teem... give 'im teem & in teem 'opefully most will come aroooound ter the new shoe, sorry show!!!!! (And 'opefully all can DAMN listen when we're noot on MAD shift teems!!!!!!)

    CLP - A think yer doing a spiffa of a job.... Az am sure Daily Mail front page 'itting Noah must think so too man!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL - Now, sorry now terdee az am noot down ave decided ter wreet a nice blog..... most people thing most comedians do comedy az a front for being very down.... with me it's the exact opposite.... a don't suffer from depression... never taken an anti depressant in me life...... Bingo Star iz god 'elp me partly the real me.... and INDEED a did start the Bingo Star stuff during one of me 'appiest teems in me life about 5 years ago!!!!!!
    In a long term relationship, first ever own 'ouse & well paid job az tanker driver thatta really enjoyed!!!!!
    Over the years ave 'ad ter suppress me 'umour az by being too 'appy at work ave noticed seems ter make me a target for alotta misreable people out there who ave power over me at work!!!!!!
    The depressed comedian scenario iz the exact opposite with me.... when am up a can wreet 'umour.... when life ATTACKS me...... ATTTTACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! me..... (soz just feeling a bit..... ANGRY.... there!!) it's then a become a bit down.... & when life really.... keeps on ATTTTTACKING me then a can get very down all.... and that's when a can't be 'umourous.... so just ter clear up.... Bingo Star iz noot a manic depressive!!!!!!!!
    (PS Just in case a don't wreet on the blog for a few dees... Don't worry all.... it doesn't mean me mind iz in agony somewhere... a might just be too busy az doing long shifts or a might ave gone ter Ukraine for a small 'olidee).
    In fact it's a shame cos if a goot me big break in something errr BIG... then me personality/ strength/ 'appiness/ positivity would go from strength ter strength ter strength thus making the thing a do/ that ave goot... grow further thus..... growing further still!!!!!!!
    A like ter look at it az a 'Showbizz Snowball' & a ain't talkin' drinks with advocarrr, na, am talkin' a 'Showbizz Snowball' that with every damn turn grows bigger...... sadly recently.... a feel me personal life/ career snowball 'as been melting!!!!!!!!
    This iz the reason for me being in agony lately..... Christmas & New Year just reitttterate whatta tiny disfunctional family a come from, (ave a spelt disfunctional disfunctionally ?????@?) (Iz disfunctionally a real word... a don't now, sorry know.... a don't) & 'ow a realise whatta empty excistance a do ave!!!!!!
    Know, sorry now, am noot wreeting this for sympathy.... more just ter ge tit off me chest all!!!!!
    These are some of the things a shared with Clodagh when a met 'er most nice self last week!!!!
    Me life waz going good up until the age of 7. But when me parents began rowing so badly that the only option for them waz ter divorce, then with in a year me grandmother who a waz very close ter died... then six months later me kindly step grandad... aka the rev.... also died.... suddenly our already small family waz turned inter just me & me mother who waz left struggling in poverty all!!!!!!
    Ever since this turning point me life seems ter ave been just one BIG struggle that never goes wrong!!!!!
    A do remember when a waz a little kid before all that bad 'appened a waz a bit mad then, like at aged 4 digging up me grandad's garden path, & digging a trench, ter bang in some new gas pipes after i'd been observing some gas board workmen for a few dees in the front of me grandad's 'ouse doing exactly the same - WHATTA COINCIDENCE!!!! And a 'ad a mischevious streak in me... always playing jokes on people.... making people laugh.... so always a waz born with the comedian streak in me.... noot the classic result of mishaps in life ave turned ter comedy ter keep mesen up.... am normally up.... it's life that keeps kicking me down!!!!!!
    In fact the boook that Clodagh very kindly gave me the other dee 'Flip It' that CLP 'as metioned a few teems.... ave been reading it & a already am a 'Flip It' person!!!!! A already do loook at most things in life with positivity & a can do attitude!!!!!
    It's like the recent snow for example.... most loook at it az a nuisance!!!!
    Nooot me.... a think it's wonderful 'ow it brightens up a dull winter.... it's great for practising me 'andbrakes turns in me car & me skid control in me truck.... and a can still 100% TRUE say that despite still ave a very sore face after slipping on the ice & smacking the side of me face & 'ead on me gate post!!!!!
    Yer see a am tough.... a went ter bed that neet.... woke up the next morning & only then found blood all over me pillow.... but despite all this... a don't need ter go ter 'ospital, didn't take teem off work... or loook at snow/ ice with less... errrr positivity!!!!!!!
    In fact the knock on the 'ead might ave knocked abitta sense inter me 'ead.... know, sorry now... yer can't be more positive than that about an incident at 4am with yer gate post!!!!!!!
    A am very tough.... tougher than most if yer now, sorry know, the real me!!!!! All ave been through & ave never turned ter drink or medication or whatever ter keep me sanity!!!!! A always on me own pick mesen up!!!!!
    If ever a do wreet a autobiography a tell yer yer... yer WON'T believe the things ave been through!!!!! Noot in the style of Victor Meldrew..... yer really won't believe it.... in fact a don't mesen!!!!!!
    In fact a lot of it a ave ter blank out me mind.... it's the best way, the only way a find ter cope!!!!!!!
    The one really powerful though that 'az goot me through life.... the one thing that always kept me going and that waz the one thing that stopped me slipping inter depression, turning ter drink.... ter crime.... unable ter 'old a job down etc... etc....ter whatever.... Az alotta people who come from a background like me, from a poor single parent broken 'ome & brought up on a council estate do end up getting inter wrong!!!!
    The one thought that goot me through.... waz if a try.... a just now, sorry know, it will all be ok in the future!!!!!!
    The thing that iz really getting ter me lately all, iz the future iz ere..... ter a certain degree the future that a dreamed of 'as come & gone..... and when even know, sorry now, at aged 36.9945.... if yer want me exact age in mathematical terms.... a feel a just don't seem ter be getting anywhere in life!!!!!!
    When a spend crimbo & new year alone.... it makes me realise just what an empty life a really do lead.... an that iz the thing that really 'its me & iz so painful inside!!!!!!
    The past year again ave been bullied/ forced outta jobs yet again that a know a don't really fit in!!!!!!
    After trying yet again ter ge tme dream job az train driver & failing again.... even though a know a more than capable & would make an excellent, reliable employee!!!!!
    On top of this relationships that never seem ter go smoothly...... all a want out of a realtionship iz ter be included in people's lives a bit more.... just the simple things like going on a 'olidee that most people seem ter do two or three teems a year!!!!!!!
    Things that most people take for granted..... a remember at school a waz one of the few who never went on 'olidee.... a didn't even go abroad until 26 for the first teem!!!!!
    And things like yer 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th birthdee parties..... a 'ad none of those all!!!!!!
    It's these things that really, really 'urt deep inside!!!!!!!
    These are things a can't excpet in life..... things thatta ave always goot through by telling mesen it will all change in the future but it never does!!!!!!!!
    Know, sorry now, a now, sorry know, there's people in the world who ave it far worse than me!!!!!
    Just being born British makes me a lucky person..... there's people in the world who never mind a silly 30th birthdee party.... if they make it ter 30 they're lucky..... and they don't evne know their exact date of birth anyway!!!!!
    Some people are just looking for their next meal ter stay alive!!!!!!!!
    These thoughts a realsie & it makes me feel pathetic ter ever again let a single silly thing in life get me down!!!!!!
    But all.... but..... it's the frustration thatta know a ave a lot te roffer the world... am intelligent... goot me 'ealth.... goot all of me limbs.... etc...etc.... but it's this that really upsets me all.... a ave so much ter offer..... but for some reason life just won't let me push forward!!!!!!!! A really do just noot understand it all!!!!!
    Sometimes a do wonder if this life iz a test for the next.... then maybe az am stronger than most.... maybe that's why a ave ter suffer more.... in a British type way.... noot third world country way!!!!

    Despite all the continued termoil, termoil... yes ter..moil blog friends... in me life, a must admit very bad things never seem ter 'appen to me that other people who ave fuller lives than me seem ter get thrown their way.... Things like getting cancer or aving a serious road accident or the 'ouse being burgled!!!!!
    Sometimes a almost feel like someone above does guide me & protect me from the very bad things in life..... Or maybe it's just 'cos me 'ouse isn't worth burgling.... am a careful driver & me gene make up iz of 'igh stature... something women never seem able ter see at speed dating events!!!!!!

    The one thing a must say though... 2009 for me waz a strange year.... despite all me personal life challenges..... ave met more nice people & friends..... and it's mainly all been through this very blog!!!!!!!
    Yes CLP's BIG Radio Blog, all by accident.... the blog meets.... and the O2 Gig waz one of the most amazing things ave ever been ter!!!!!!!
    The blog meets ave been ter.... the first one a went too.... dressed sane.... and 'ad the most amazing teem & met the gorgeous Suzie at the same teem.... then the Liverpool blog where a turned up trying ter make a few laugh.... and again at the O2 Gig!!!!!!!
    The costumes a wore ter those gigs wasn't a false front.... but the real me coming out, trying ter ave the best fun & make other people laugh.... thus making me 'appy!!!!!!
    When a say the real me... a don't mean thatta dress az Elvis or ride a mobilty scooooter ter work or aroooound me local shops!!!!!!! Na!!!
    This past year ave met a few famous people.... and it's been great ter meet alotta the R2 dudes.... and some of the nice things CLP 'as said about me..... it almost feels like a strange but 'appy dream!!!!!!!
    Proves whatta nice bloke CLP really iz..... and ter invite all the regular blog dudes ter the gig!!!!!!

    Ter conclude..... after being through a terrible year...... but a very BRILLIANT year in different areas.... it makes me realise if a do keep trying, if everyone keeps trying, we all can get ter where we wanter be in life!!!!!!!
    For me it's ter ave a rewarding career... a don't seek fame & fortune... i'd be equally 'appy being a train driver or a celeb.... in fact probably train driver would be better for the mind if am 'onest!!!!!!
    So many famous people seem ter be unhappy, get inter drink/ drugs.... shows fame & fortune on it's own doesn't bring 'appiness!!!!!
    It's the real things a seek in life most importantly iz a special woman ter love & who will love me..... and maybe a family... although a would like this deeply.... a can accept maybe this iz one thing that might noot 'apppen!!!!!! And like a said above a decent job ter pay for me life!!!!!!

    The past year, a feel 'as been a year that sort of accidentally 'as pushed me in certain directions.... and know, sorry now, az we arrive at 2010.... ave az always come inter the new year with a sense of renewed positivity.... ter put any bad things away with the rest inter the past..... in the words of P.M. Dawn from one of me fav soulful pop songs of the eighties... or was it just inter the nineties..... "a put them away with the rest... that's the way it goes a guess!!!!!!!!!"
    And that iz the way it goes blog friends.... am moving inter 2010 full of ENERGY ter move forward.... me new year resolutions ave kept ter so far.... and a will keep ter!!!!!!!
    Many of which a will bang on the blog & some of me predictions for the new year!!!!!!!

    One of me main NY resolutions iz me music.... the way ave been abused yet again at work... even though a do me job in a 100% proffessional, relaible way.... ave realised something iz telling me.... work az a trucker iz noot that important.... ok a need ter pay me bills..... but 2010 iz the year that am gonna put all inte rme music.... even if it means me working only 2 dees a week & the rest a spend...... wrocking me strings!!!!!!!!!!!
    And so far..... am getting the ball rolling!!!!!!!!
    Yes.... 2010.... the year a continue ter meet new friends & a want ter ave finished music ter the lyrics ave writted by the end of this year..... this iz the year it's gotta 'appen!!!!!!!

    Otherwise a might need more than a meeting with Clodagh at the start of 2011!!!!!!!

    PS Forgotten what a waz gonna wreet originally... goot carried away about.... LIFE!!!!!!!
    Oh I yeah.... me job a goot sacked form over the weekend.... i'll bang it on termozza!!!!!!

    Chow 10!!!!!!!

    PPS Sorry about me VERY, VERY long blog terdee... butta lot ter say.... and making up for being at work the past 4 dees!!!!!!

  • Comment number 16.

    Oh dear.... that does loook a bit long!!!!!!


  • Comment number 17.

    Hey Diva...

    You Aint going Soft, you is in LURVE, and have gone all MUSHY on the inside!


  • Comment number 18.

    Loved the 1st show, even more the 2nd show, and still remembering the ‘bye bye’ show (and getting lost in the O2)

    Heard the show live today as had to contend with ‘’the 10 month old boy’’ yesterday who was adamant I was going to either watch Cbeebies or go out in the snow, but listen to the radio on the big return of the man himself, TO BREAKFAST ????? no chance !!!!! thank god for a quiet few hours and i-player later in the day.

    Well done Mr E and keep um coming….. Off now to argue with the local council planning department !

  • Comment number 19.

    PS Me #15 isn't meant ter be egotistical.... or me after sympathy.... am just sharing life's experiences with all & getting things outta me system without visiting me shrink again!!!!!!

    In fact if am 'onest... ave been banned from me shrink..... but it's along story.... it waz all due to a serious misunderstanding!!!!!!!

    A might tell all on the blog one dee soon!!!!!!!


  • Comment number 20.

    Afternoon all!
    Just got back from the O2 did I miss anything! Only kidding

    Loving the show Chris, only thing is I feel like I'm driving in the wrong direction, going to work, instead of coming home (top tenuous completely throws me)!

    Mind you being as it took me 3 and a half hours to do 37 miles yesterday, I was back on track by the time Ken B was finishing!

    Oh hell, I'm behind a Bingo blog. I'll stop now as some people will have given up the ghost!!

    Remember "Ease on down, ease on down the ro-oad!"

    DD out

    PS to those who noticed my disappearing trick post O2, I just didn't want any food so made my way home thru the cold to a warm house and warm arms!

    PPS Love the photies all!

  • Comment number 21.

    Chris, I love that you are making this a two-way conversation with the listeners. Enjoyed the show again today, it's coming along well!
    BTW, Daily Mail not Noah's 1st front-page - there was a lovely pic of him with you and Tash on the Evening Standard last night. x

  • Comment number 22.


    I must say when I found out you were going to present the breakie show on R2 I thought well thats an excuse to set the alarm for 6.50am!
    I like the varied music played, and when I make it to work I laughed at the "Hello" and "Goodbye" - it creates a personal touch.
    Top Banana!

  • Comment number 23.

    Bingo, I think I understand what you're saying - sort of :-)

    As part of our training at work, we had to do a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test (you can read all about it on Wikipedia - the test, not my results). This basically works out your personality type, but the bit I found most interesting (don't know if it's gospel or not, but I'm happy to take the instructor's word for it) is that when you're placed under greater levels of stress than normal, not only does your personailty subverts itself (i.e. an extrovert becomes an introvert), the strangth of the subverted personality exceeds that of your normal personality.

    The gist of it is that if you're normally really happy and then are placed under a stressful situation, you're gonna be REALLY miserable until things get better - and one way to start making things better is to - like you say - get it out of your system. Blogging is much cheaper than counselling too!

    Can I get back to my usual drivel now? (what do you mean, you thought I already had...?)

  • Comment number 24.

    Hello Christoph :)

    Don't you just love it when your right about someone, I knew you would read, digest and discard as necessary. Only heard 1/2 the show today as I had a power cut in my house - only woke up as I heard one of the island planes taking off and thought "planes don't fly out before 8am - why is a plane flying out, oh B****r" :)

    Enjoyed what I did heard and am sure that it can only get better!

    BTW - Noah is such a cutie - what a gorgeous little monkey he is, brother no. 4 used to look like that when he was a baby - we affectionately called him "the chipmunk" for quite some time.

    Kip xXx

    "The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it - Dale Carnegie"

  • Comment number 25.

    Loving the breakfast show, but it just isn`t right listening to it without a glass of wine and cooking dinner !

  • Comment number 26.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 27.

    Loved the show today it just gets better .I so love having a reason to get up now. Much calmer show still as funny.Its when people stop commenting or critising then something is wrong. You can't please all the people all the time .You certainly plz me clp.Love reading all the bloggers thanx all
    2 comments 2 days wow!

  • Comment number 28.

    Well said CLP. As many of us said yesterday, new things take time to settle down and I for one have no doubt that you and the team will get it right.

    I thought this mornings show appeared a little more relaxed than the first which didnt suprise me at all.

    Welcome to all the new bloggers.


  • Comment number 29.

    Chris - you are the man. I was just saying to my lovely fiancee this morning that, in my humble opinion, it took you a week or so to "bed in" and finalise the show when you came to drivetime a few years back. I have no doubt whatsoever that in a week or two the new breakfast show will turn into the well-oiled machine that the drivetime show became. For what it's worth, I think you are doing a pretty damned fine job already, save for a few (minor) rough edges which need sanding off. But you'll get there, I am certain. Here's to the next decade (and beyond!) of thoroughly enjoyable morning radio! (I've stopped watching BBC Breakfast on BBC1 now, and listen to you instead!)

    Twitter: @petebee

  • Comment number 30.

    Anniehump: before you know it, you'll be telling us what you are having for Sunday lunch! Welcome to the blog - you will love it here!

    C xx

  • Comment number 31.

    My life has taken on new meaning. Goodbye breakfast tv show - hallo cheery uplifting radio show, and mornings where I get up earlier, eat a proper breakfast - just to give myself more time to listen! - and dance about the house, whilst getting ready. Even Archie the dog is getting up that bit earlier to join in!
    I was SO looking forward to the show, I was getting a bit worried - but I have not been disappointed at all. Lovin' it!
    Keep up the good work, Christoph!

    Annie B

  • Comment number 32.

    We seem to be getting a rush of Annies... A bit like the debs's last year.

    Welcome to the new Annies - btw where's Annie G?

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 33.

    Bingo -you are a star, especially on this blog.

    Keep looking for that bright side of life- glass half full and all that. You seem a positive guy even though you have had lots of tough times.
    I really hope that 2010 will be a happy and successful year for you.

    I am sure that all your friends on this blog feel the same.


    Ps You are going to have to divide your blogs into chapters at this rate!

  • Comment number 34.

    Afternoon Christoph,

    I, like many others, knew that you would take on board the comments. The format will take some getting used to in the morning, but when I first started to listen to Terry all those years ago it took me a long while to work out that people didn't really have the names they were writing in under!

    My bezzie mate is a new Radio 2 convert and she's only young!

    Keep up the good work Chris and tell Johnny we love him, even if he is a bit hyperactive :)


  • Comment number 35.

    My first blog entry!
    Chris I love the show! I've moved over from Radio 1 to be with you & the team at breakfast.
    I also listened to Simon on my drive home too, his tracks seem to be loads more up to date than yours. I know that there are the TOGS to look after!!;) - I suppose its best to broaden ones musical horizons! I hope the shows keep getting better. PS Noah is sooo cute.

  • Comment number 36.

    I also wanted to say that I now set my alarm 15 minutes early, that's deidcation for you.


  • Comment number 37.

    New blogger here - not done this before. Hopefully you'll all look after me!
    As a previous Radio 1 listener in the morning on the way to work (35 and still trying to grasp the last remnants of my youth by 'enjoying' Dizzee Rascal played several times over) or listening Radio Leeds for school closures, and a CLP listener on the way home from work,I was unsure of what the new mornings would bring.
    Well I have to say, a pleasant surprise. Granted, some of the comments were negative, but we all have to take constructive criticism every now and again.
    I reckon the show will be like my walking boots, a bit squeaky and uncomfortable when I first bought them but now, a few months after purchase, they are so comfortable and a pleasure to wear.
    Looking forward to hearing more every day - but what do I listen to on my way home? Can you not do both CLP?!

  • Comment number 38.

    Welcome BellieButton or BB as you are bound to be known.

    I think we all wondered if CLP could do both breakfast and drivetime but he has got a book to write as well (and he will be doing the One show when AC is on hols).

    Don't forget to join us on FB as well.

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 39.

    Thank you misstoedipper, I shall join FB straight away.


  • Comment number 40.

    @ Belliebutton - I know what you mean. I'm 29 and too old for Scott Mills but also feel a bit young for Simon Mayo....

  • Comment number 41.

    @mtd - joined the chris evans FB page. interesting to see how many new friends I shall find on there.

    @Amy_Eleanor - I have a feeling my ipod will be taking a bashing on the way home!


  • Comment number 42.

    Oh come on Guys!

    Give Simon a chance - I promise you that you'll fall in love with him eventually.
    He is a great broadcaster.....not explosive or even that exciting, but just great to listen to.

    I'll even offer a money back guarantee!



  • Comment number 43.

    Just want to say a quick hello to all the new bloggers today - hope you stick around for the chat!

    Bingo: what can I say? You are having a really tough time just now - life is hard for you at the moment, I know. Please, hang in there - I really do believe 2010 will present big things for you. Did you see yesterday's blog - Beez has already put your name forward to CLP for a spot on his show!! Don't forget to work out her "agent's fee" when the time comes! Remember what we said in Liverpool? "He Who Dares, Wins"!!

    Love, Chrissie xx

  • Comment number 44.

    Hey Chris

    I listened yesterday and today, and yes today was better. I think peeps should give Johnny a break!! it's nice that there's someone who's cheery and enthusiastic in the morning!

    My body and mind are confused in the adjusment from drivetime to breakfast time!

    Keep up the good work


  • Comment number 45.

    Ah thank heavens - something to listen to in the morning that's not horrible Chris Moyles talking incessantly about his life which I have no interest in whatsoever. The only pity is that Chris now isn't on at drivetime - can't you do both please?

  • Comment number 46.

    Afternoon peeps and a big hello to the new Annie's, BB, Jaffa, Petebee etc.

    Bingo, cariad, Your post has worn me out! You are sooo much quieter in the flesh - lol

    Chris - congrats of show 2. Agree with Beez ..... every day, in every way it's getting better. I too loved the follow up with the little ski boy from yesterday. You said it was going to be a show for all the family and so it's turning out to be.

    Newbies - as well as the breakfast show FB page, there is the CLP bloggers group - find us there too.

    Off to give Simon Mayo a chance - told you I would Rips - while I get dinner.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 47.

    I think it is fantastic that you feel so passionate about what you do. Given the Drivetime success and the legacy left by Sir Wogan of Broadcastville your expectations are bound to be sky high.

    Trying a little too hard?, yes maybe but you are too good at what you do and you have learnt too many valuable lessons in your career not to find the right balance and end up with the only breakfast show worth the effort of a pre-set on my tuner.

    The effort you are putting in now and any heartache will just make your success that much sweeter. Success I am absolutely certain you will have.

    Form is only temporary, class is permanent!


  • Comment number 48.

    Sorry to hear your show's been getting flak from the TOGs - it's not deserved at all! I did used to listen to STW on my drive to work and it was OK, but I always used to think the breakfast show needed more energy and that you would do it much better. I was right, of course! And before the TOGs moan that I must be a youngster, I'm 53.
    Keep up the brilliant work team, the show is 100% better!

  • Comment number 49.

    Listened to the second half yesterday and today. Can see where some of the grouches are coming from. Mystery Guest.. I was thinking it would be someone like Macca, or someone 'famous', that Chris would not know about in advance..

    Did anyone complain when Wogan replaced Methuselah about what happened to his 'gang' when Wogan took over? ooooh, no Deadly.. That might mean his voice is on telly/radio slightly less than Ant or Dec, then. How will we survive!!!!!???

    Has Saunders discovered decaff coffee yet? I know Chris is naturally Tigger-like, but do we need uber-hyper Tigger as well?

    Used to try to listen to the 'intelligent' Wogan show, and its oh so funny Jill and John stories. Shame Humphs' innuendo was delivered and written oh so much better in ISIHAC. Won't miss the 'funny' contributors names neither. Btw, not sure if he mentioned it much, but I think, not sure though, but he MIGHT have had a slight involvement with Children in Need. Couldn't tell from the show though.

    The bit with the kids clarinet was nice, although how did u get hold of a schoolkid at 9.25..? Was the schol still closed there?

  • Comment number 50.

    Chris, listened to you on Drivetime and loved the show, equally I love the breakfast show, I thought the voice mail off Terry was a lovely touch. Although I've read your blog from time to time but never sent a comment, what does CPL stand for? I'm happy to say I also got your book for Christmas and It's brilliant
    keep up the fab work
    lotsa love Donna xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Knew you would take on board all of the constructive criticism which was offered yesterday - and as you say, might as well ignore the 100% anti-Chris rants!

    Listened to just over an hour of the show this morning, and thought that it was much better. And if you can improve that much in one day, goodness knows how fantastic you'll be in a year!

    Keep it up team!

  • Comment number 52.

    Donna - CLP stands for Christoph Lambie Pie which is how Chris used to sign off the blog

    Crumpy :o)

  • Comment number 53.

    Love your new show Chris! - agree with some of the constructive comments, and I think that in a couple of weeks it will feel that you have always done the Breakfast show - I was in the middle of TW and Chris Moyles before and used to continually switch between the 2 on the way to work, so am just glad I can stay on one station. Looking forward to Book 2 as well - hurry up!!

    Bingo - I have a feeling major changes are coming your way in 2010!!

    Deevs - WOW! I hope you both are very happy and have a great future together! x

    Ash xx

  • Comment number 54.

    You beat me to it Crumpy ;-0

  • Comment number 55.

    Quick on the draw today, Phil lol

    C x

  • Comment number 56.

    You been lurking again Ash?

  • Comment number 57.

    Afternoon peeps,

    Listened again this morning, this time on my way to work, still feeling confused that I was hearing your show on the way to work rather than on the way home, but ah I'll get used to it. Enjoyed it again, and yes you didn't seem quite so nervous as yesterday. Mystery guest was sooo much better today, I arrived at work as she was on and nearly stayed in the car to listen to the end of the interview.

    Hope everyone has had a good day


    PS Amy_Eleanor I'm 29 too and have been listening to Radio 2 for years!! Could never be doing with Chris Moyles in the mornings

  • Comment number 58.

    Evening Everyone

    How are we all tonight?

    Am just catching up so welcome to all the new bloggers esp. JaffaKate just because I love your blog name!

    Bingo, phew, can we have a "grab a drink and a biccie" warning at the start of your post please. I am sure that someone with your attitude will only succeed however long it takes

    Yahweh, I shouldn't say this because JS gives such a good hug but love uber-hyper-Tigger. Might have to steal that for boy2 sometimes!

    Donna, CLP stands for Christophe Lambie Pie, not sure where it comes from though

    Off to finish tonights dinner - home-made burgers tonight, that's one new years resolution still going

    Anyone heard from that Tooth Fairy yet? Sounds like the weather's getting bad down her way.

    Don't forget we need an Engagement, Wedding and Eternity when you get back safely.


    Seza xxx

    PS Anyone who decides to stick around and join in the fun, if you decide to join us on the dark side too, FB pages, please can you put your blog name on your friends request. My poor little brain can't cope otherwise. Thanks

  • Comment number 59.

    Hi Chris,
    Miss your Drivetime show so much, but here I am listening to you on the BBC i player. I am retired and really don't want to get up at 7am. I cannot put the radio on and listen to you in bed, as my partner is not home from work until 1am and needs to sleep. So I now have the best of you, First part of your Breakfast Show at Drivetime, and the last part at breakfast time. I must say I am really enjoying it. Can I also say how much I enjoyed your book, looking forward to the next.

    Very best wishes for a very successful show. xx

  • Comment number 60.

    Love the show Chris!!! Knew it would be great, as your t.v and radio work always are!

    Don't normally listen to breakfast radio, but now your back I will be tuning in!!

    Also got your book for Christmas and it was a fantastic read, keep up the good work!

    Any chance you can save a certain chat show on a friday night as well mate??

  • Comment number 61.

    lol am lurking phil - but I haven't failed the NY resolution yet!!

  • Comment number 62.

    CLP, we knew you'd know, if you know what I mean!

    A xxx

  • Comment number 63.

    I read an article today about how you'd upset half the nation because you were too loud but I want to tell them to hush up (well without being mean because I respect other peoples opinions)

    When David Tennant said he was giving up the Who-ship there was uproar who was going to replace him and would he be any good. Then Matt Smith arrived on the scene and although we have our doubts we are going to watch the series and see what happens.

    So people give the guy a break yes he's not Sir Tel but give him the chance to get in the flow - judging him by the first show isn't fair give him a week or two - you have to get a feel for these things and find the right flow.

    Thats my two p's worth I'm now going back to CLP's audiobook (Thank you Christoff for keeping me company this afternoon!) and Twitter. (I'm girltaristhan if you want to tell me I'm wrong lol)

  • Comment number 64.

    Keep up the good work.

    No offence to Sir Terry but we needed a bit more energy in the mornings and I couldn't bring myself to listen to Radio 1, it's pap.

    Loved the feel good theme to drive time and the so far feel the same about the breakfast show.


  • Comment number 65.

    Hi Chris,

    Loved the show this morning. Am currently listening on iplayer to the part I couldn't hear as was at work. The rythme seems much better and it flows more easily. I think it is a lovely idea to have the children back the following day to give the outcome of their event - makes one day flow through to the next with great continuity.

    Great photo of Tash, yourself and Noah in the paper.

    Have just read the chapter in your book on "Things that make a successful radio show". Hearing you put them into action yesterday and today is amazing and of course it is proving to be a great success. Congratulations.

    Looking forward to reading the next book.


  • Comment number 66.

    Ooh just realised I didn't say hello to everyone and welcome to all newcomers -

    So evening all blog peeps. Hope everyone is well and warm out there.


  • Comment number 67.

    Loving all the comments today! Welcome to all the new folk, far too many to list!

    CLP, what I heard of the show today was much better and much more you! I know it'll only get better, in the same way as Drivetime did.

    Bingo, I need to read your post later, soz, I haven't time right know, I mean now!!

    Just spoken to Mum, she's battening down the hatches, and expecting 8 inches of snow overnight! They have supplies etc and are fine, although a tad bored now.

    Beez, is B/H ok?

    SO I need to get tea on, expecting 2 phone calls tonight, one good, one probably not so good...

    JG x

  • Comment number 68.

    I have a 'fession!!

    I listened to Simon Mayo - and I LOVED it!!!!

    I have been proved wrong 'nuff said!


  • Comment number 69.

    My dear Chris,

    Congratulations on the book going to number one. What a week you're having! Fabulous.

    Chris - you were influential before but in your new post as MASSIVELY influential host of BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, could you please use all your powers to ensure that Liza Tarbuck gets JR's Saturday slot?



  • Comment number 70.

    Much calmer today and better for it. But then I read that you hadn't slept, so hardly surprising it was slightly manic. Maybe a little too busy, but it's stimulating, so what's right for millions of bleary eyed people? Met you at a recent late night live radio show from Mr Bacon's house. I achieved infamy by breaking one of his chairs - you may remember! Have fun.

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi Chris!
    Great start to the new show, I had a new digital radio for Christmas especially so I could listen to it in the kitchen (used to watch "Breakfast" :)
    HOWEVER - please can we have a lot less Johnny - and more of Lynne, she hardly gets a look in around the travel news and she's so dry and funny your chats with her could become clsssic radio!!
    So good to hear Moira too. I know it's gonna settle into a great show - thank's for doing it!

  • Comment number 72.

    What a difference a day makes.


  • Comment number 73.

    Much better isn't it Bids

    Cathmel x x

  • Comment number 74.

    So far so good CLP, loving the music choices. You cheered me up yesterday when everything seemed to go wrong. First day back at school after the snow closures (I work there, not a pupil)my central heating failed to come on and then my batteries started to die on the small portable radio I use when I'm in the shower. Aargh! I almost missed the first few mins of the first show.

  • Comment number 75.

    I can only agree with all the above, I start with Sarah and used to move on to Tel, loving your show so much though that I am boogieing in the kitchen, turning up the volume and trying to get the husband to replace Radio 5 with 2 on the bedroom radio alarm!( no joy there though). It is waking me up with a spring in my step and a smile on my lips ANd has inspired me to join in and post on your blog which I have been 'lurking' on for the last two years! Thanks CLP

  • Comment number 76.


    CLP, thanks for taking the time to read the blog, after what must have been a very very BIG day. I used to flick between radio 1 , radio 2 , and the occasional visit to a local Mcr station too. My flicking days are over , i have pre-set all the buttons to radio 2 ! Love ya xx

    Hi to everyone else out there , Margot , hope you are ok xx

    JG, sorry to hear your mum is getting more snow, will it ever end.

    Bingo, you are a great guy ,and meeting you and the rest of the gang made my year . Chin up, best foot forward and dont look back . You are a star.

    MC xxx

    PS MSC , sorry , you must have me mistaken with someone else ? xx LOL

  • Comment number 77.

    also forgot to say loving Don's voice over bits ****Genius!

  • Comment number 78.

    Listened to the show for a while this morning, but had to be in work by the crack of dawn again. It's snowing in Swansea, but not sticking yet. Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm in this cold weather.
    Off now to make tea - have a hankering for fishfingers for some reason. Have'nt had them in years - going to dive into the freezer and have a look.
    Take care all!!

  • Comment number 79.

    Hi MC - Doing fine thanks. As Beez said on FB - laughter is the best medecine!

    So CLP - keep up the laughter and mayhem because its spreading far and wide - thank you.

    Well done giggling_gecko for joining in - welcome.


  • Comment number 80.

    Chris Evans acts like a schoolboy, his voice is irritating, far too loud and sounds artificially energetic. This is the main reason I moved away from BBC Radio 1. And he also pushed Sarah Kennedy to earlier time so that everybody has to listen to this loudmouth as soon as one wakes up.. At least I can start listening to drivetime programme again...

  • Comment number 81.

    Evening each

    I'm here Mtd, had gorgeous little boys after school, so laptop was comandeered for Little Big Planet videos.

    Another damned fine show Chris, and it's nice to have our blog back. Hallo to the newbies.

    Bingo, my dear, couldn't read all that in one go, will have to back and read the rest of it, but hope you're doing ok.

    Back later. xxx

  • Comment number 82.

    Blast! Spoke too soon.

  • Comment number 83.

    Annie - you know what's weird about the people that have nothing good to say .... it's that they come onto Chris' blog to say it!!!

    It's like going to someones home to insult them ...!

    just weird and nasty.


  • Comment number 84.

    Hi Annie and Crumpy - so agree with you both (love the way you put it Crumpy).

    The great thing is that Chris manages to rise above it.


  • Comment number 85.

    Hullo you lovely lot......

    CLP...loving your work Sir, don't get to listen to much, as I'm in work (well, at the bus stop at work) by 7.45, but the bit I get is fab and is sending me into work with a smile.....
    So good to hear Moira, she has the perfect voice for the morning!

    Snowing again here, but it's really wet snow so I doubt it'll stick!!

    Not alot to say otherwise, I'm trying to keep up at work, but my 'puter faces the aisle of the building, so it's difficult!

    Keep smiling everyone......it's almost Spring!!!!!


  • Comment number 86.

    Hi Margot.
    You do have to wonder why they bother, really!

    C x

  • Comment number 87.

    Hi Crumpy,

    hope you are ok, yes, totally agree with you.

    How is Adam by the way , and did his interview go well.

    MC xx

  • Comment number 88.

    Is it safe to make a nice comment?

    Noah is gorgeous - lovely cuddly little boy. xxxx

  • Comment number 89.

    Well let's ignore the nasty one's and carry on...CLP is, so we should too!

    Now, missing some check-in's, you all OK?

    Had 2 out of three expected calls in the end...actually hoping the bad one won't arrive....

    Back to sort out a very disjointed tea! And wondering why the cloud boxey thing is still playing something.....

    JG x

  • Comment number 90.

    Agree with you Crumpy but am glad to be living in a country where the freedom to write/speak what you want where you want is an option. Good on Chris and the beeb for keeping it that way.

    Have to say bye for now - gotta eat!


  • Comment number 91.

    Hey guys!

    no time to catch up, just to let you know that I have made it home in one piece - just - have to say NEVER before have I driven on a motorway where the wind and snow were so bad you couldnt see the white lines or the cats eyes - couple of sliding heart stopping moments and thanks to the car in front whos lights I followed praying they would stay on the road! phewski

    I know its only toosday - but boy I am HAVING A DRINK NOW!

    Interviewing from home tomorrow so hope to catch up with your antics then!


  • Comment number 92.

    Hey CLP!

    Thought your first show was a cracker (apart from the weight-lifter!). So glad the snow and the traffic kept me in the car for the WHOLE show!

    Only got the first hour of todays...!

    Fingers crossed for tomorrow, eh?

  • Comment number 93.

    My alarm goes off at 6.25 am and I usually turn it off until I get in the car for the drive to work. BUT ... not this morning. What a refreshing start to the day. I kept the radio on until I arrived at work. I listened to as much of the show as my morning routine would allow. A change is certainly as good as a rest. The mix of music is good, the chat is great and its definitely lively. Good that Johnny moved with you and great to hear Moira again. Keep up the good work. I'm enjoying it!

  • Comment number 94.

    Debs, enjoy your drink, sounds like you deserve it.

    Our snow is slowly melting, but there's still lots of it. Please god there's no more.


  • Comment number 95.

    Chris, I am willing you to do well. I think you really should consider doing away with all of the phone-ins. You do not need that crutch. I would like to hear more conversation between you and Moira/Lynne. And also more of your own take on life, universe etc. You don't need the gimmicky stuff which just makes the show seem like a 90s throwback. I'll be sticking with you.

  • Comment number 96.

    Glad you made it safely in one piece Debs. Where I am in Edinburgh there's no snow left at all, only a bit of slush.... it's quite strange actually, i'd got quite used to seeing snow outside!


  • Comment number 97.

    Hi MC and all peeps out there. Sorry for slight delay in replying, I was on the phone!

    Adam thought it went OK but he won't know until end of the month. Fingers crossed but as I said before I think they will want someone with experience. Still all the interviews are practice and he is at least trying!

    Off for a soak in the bath as I have loads of lovely stuff from Christmas that I want to sample.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 98.

    Hiya Gang

    I've just spent a very dispiriting hour under boy2's bed sorting out toys.

    There is so much stuff under there that he has been given that he's hardly ever played with and now he's grown out of it.

    Oh well, charity shops are going to do well tomorrow!

    Anyone got kids who are still into Beyblades or Power Rangers?

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 99.

    Phew, yes Debs, twas scarey and hairy even for a Fairy, but eventually checking in too.

    I have to admit to having a bit of fun on one part of Exmoor.

    I reached a part where it hadnt been snowing for the last couple of days BUT, the wind was blowing the snow that was already there into huge drifts across the road.
    Two farmers were using their diggers to clear it to allow traffic to get through. Most people turned around and took the long way round.

    I stopped and enquired what they thought my chances of getting down to Tiverton were.

    One of the farmers said to go for it, but not to come back the same way as it would be blocked later on. AND, if they saw me getting into difficulties ( it was a long stretch which they could see from their cabs) they were geared up with chains and would come and pull me out.

    I wouldn't normally entertain this, but I have been housebound for a long time....

    Playtime, oh yes I tried everything they show you on those "how not to drive on snow" programmes.

    Nothing in sight but me and an empty road of fun fun fun!!!

    And,as I am here, yes I did get through.

    There was one really sticky spot near Bampton, home of Pam Ayres, where I thought I was going to get into bother, but in all seriousness, I think the playing about bit might have helped because I suddenly knew exactly how to handle it.

    In this country we are not used to driving in these conditions and I for one have been caught out while travelling over Exmoor with a 96 year old friend who was unable to walk unaided so had to get home. It was April the 4th, so I was not expecting weather like that!

    I hope everyone else is home safe and sound now.

    Back in a mo, gotta grab a bite.

    Ode to Pam Ayres......

    I eat my peas with honey

    I've done it all my life

    It makes the peas taste funny,

    but it keeps them on the knife!!!!

    MTF.xx Lin, thank you just opened the post.xxxxx

  • Comment number 100.

    One hundred!!


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