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Reserve Champions.

Chris Evans | 11:09 UK time, Tuesday, 10 May 2011

What a wonderful conciliatory phrase that is, especially to sit along a swish silver trophy. And silver is the new gold apparently. Oh alright ! We didn't win gold at last night's Sony Radio awards for Best Brekkie Show, but our warmest congrats to 5 Live who did - and to our other fellow nominees.

Hats, caps and helmets off also to Simon M for winning gold in his category and Jezza V for a brace of belters. In fact well done everyone, who has done radio well. Here's to tomorrow, the start of another race for the top radio spot, and one no doubt full of the thrills and spills of the friendly but ferociously competition that is national wireless broadcasting.





  • Comment number 1.

    Another new blog?


  • Comment number 2.

    I know MTF, it's like a number 72 bus....lol. Now when was the last time I got on a bus? Do you know, I couldn't tell you!

    Chris, Somebody has to come second and on this occasion it was you guys, but as I said on the other blog - it's a fab show and we all love you. Congrats to Jezza and Mr Mayo xx

    I came second once in a fancy dress competition dressed as a lion tamer and I also came third in an egg and spoon race - happy days :)


  • Comment number 3.

    Morning all.

    Nice and sunny here.

    Chris, loved the show and Noah is so cute.

    Hope you all have a good day.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Thanks Ali. Its that busy time of year in the garden and that seems to be taking up most of my 'free' time.

    Missed out on being able to comment on the wedding due to the blog being down. What a day eh? Really wonderful.

    Enjoying a sound here this morning, that I never thought I would, simply the sound of my washing machine churning away. Its been out of action for two whole weeks and the engineer has 'fixed' it so that I may get one or two last washes out of it, before he returns with a new motor. Its all rock n roll here :)

    Happy Days.


  • Comment number 5.

    Many congrats Christoff,
    - I'm sure you all had a brilliant night - though you had to work through it!
    Please tell us what the furutre has in store for Helen, now that she has left the Brekkie show bat-cave.

  • Comment number 6.

    Haha, Ali. Was replying to your post on the previous blog. How funny, that we should both decide to put Happy Days in our posts over here.xx

  • Comment number 7.

    Hey everyone!

    Well done on the silver gong Chris ..... Platinum, I tell you! Nobody will be able to tell the difference!

    MTF - normality is nice, innit. Just the simple things in life like being up to date with the laundry and ironing, tending to the garden in silent solitude with someone special, cooking a meal with R2 playing in the background. Yep, I love normal, and I'm a normal kind of gal!

    Alib - good luck at the barnet fixers. I really need to make an appointment - if I leave it much longer it'll take Monty Don and his strimmer to tame the mane.

    Morning csn and dtm. (and anyone else who has snuckled in under the radar)

    Can I go home yet? Please ......


  • Comment number 8.

    I think 'normal' should be the order of the day. If everyone has a crack at it, what a nice place the world would be eh? :)


  • Comment number 9.


    Mantra for the day: just be yourself. What's the point in not being yourself when it's yourself you have to embrace and accept.

    Works for me!


  • Comment number 10.

    Morning All

    Deevs, don't know about snuck in under the wire, I've had to battle past the border guards this morning

    Something about changes to BBC id? Tried to log on as I usually do but it wouldn't have it

    Well done to all the winners and second winners today esp Simon Mayo and Jezza Vine. I was thinking the other day how natural the Drivetime show sounds, always a good time

    Thought the breakfast show sound a bit quiet this morning. There was a definate lean towards the "Shhhhh!!!!! Too Loud!!!" in the music. Nice to hear the co-host in too!

    MTF, Did you hear Alan Carr play Twilight on Saturday evening? I wondered if you'd turned your attenions to another man!

    See you later - I hope!

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Chris: well done on the Silver prize! Gold next year, for sure. xx Great to hear that everyone had such a good time last night, especially Jonny!

    Hi everyone, hope all is well.

    MTF: I know what you mean about liking the sound of the washing machine. I just love it when all the laundry is up to date! And, yes, the Royal Wedding was just magical. btw: on the 500 words page, there is a lovely wee story entitled "Tooth" - you may want to check it out!

    Bids: I did mean to say to you yesterday that I saw your post at the weekend regarding your friend's daughter. So very sad. Your words were just absolutely beautiful. xx

    Have a good day, all.

    C xx

  • Comment number 12.

    Chrissie - the thought of the Jonny/Ronnie combo made me smile this morning. I think I'd actually pay to see that double act ... unless someone YooToobs it!

    Sezza - I had a prob signing in too. It said something about site maintenance ......

    Hey ho.


  • Comment number 13.

    Sezza, I saw your post about it and went in search. Alan Carr, the mans got taste. I'm still working on Simon ;)

    Hi Chrissie, I will go in search of that next, thanks :) Thinking about you every day.xx


  • Comment number 14.

    Deevs, i had a panic that the modders had got it wrong and banned me instead!!

    Maybe all the Blog Workers were at the party last night!

    MTF, Well, I'm not sure about taste! Nice track though. I didn't know what it was until he back-announced it then I thought of you

    Oooo, I think Jeremy Vine just proposed to me! How exciting!

    Hi Chrissie

    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 15.

    Cheryl: that would be worth seeing! Did you hear Moira say this morning that no-one could tell her and Ronnie Wood apart? Very quick, very witty!

    MTF: thank you. xx

    Sezza: hiya! Proposal? please do tell!

    C xx

  • Comment number 16.

    afternoon peeps
    Hope all are well, been busy hence absinthe.

    Said my congrats over the page to Mr M. Also had to admit that I was wrong when I used to moan about him being boring when he sat in for Chris. You can only do things your way when it's your show and I know really enjoy what bits of Drivetime I hear on the way home.

    Bids - like Chrissie I meant to say yesterday how sad it was to hear about your friends daughter. A former colleague of mine lost her daughter at 18 to a heart problem that she had coped with since birth.

    Debbie and her family were devastated but knew that her daughter had always made the most of her short life and that she had grabbed every opportunity with both hands deciding to live life to the full regardless of how short it might be. Not doing so would not have been living, it would just have been existing and none of us should settle for that.

    OK - better get back to the grindstone.
    Have a good day, all.

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 17.

    Chrissie - I missed that bit, but yes, very witty and very funny. I love the respect CLP has for Moira - it shines through in his voice.

    Is it lunchtime yet?!?


    hiya crumpy! xx

  • Comment number 18.

    it is lunchtime, Deevs, I have just had leftovers from tea last night - chilli and rice followed, just, by a satsuma!

    Really must get back to work now.
    C xx

  • Comment number 19.


    Well done, CLP, on getting silver, nothing wrong in that. I much prefer silver to gold any day, the colour of course! A well deserved gold for Mr Mayo in his category, I love his show, didn’t think I would, but he’s won me over big time.

    Bids, very, very sad about your friend’s daughter, life is so not fair x

    Chrissie, thoughts are still with you and your family x

    Hi to everyone else!

    Spiffing day darn sarf, how long can it last?

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 20.

    Oh, come on, concillatory? reserve?, pull the other tooth! I mean, who else gets to park their derriere where Chris E does and lives it up to blast us all off!? I like silver gold. Blog, blog, blog, blog, blog.blog, blog blog, lots of love xx

  • Comment number 21.

    #20: Well, as they say, "it's 5 o'clock somewhere"!!

    Pen: nice to see you, how goes it? And, thank you. xx

    Very busy day, can't believe the time, actually. Hope everyone has a pleasant evening.

    C xx

  • Comment number 22.

    Evening each

    Chris, nothing wrong with Silver - it's much more elegant than gold. Congratulations on being second in the radio world.

    Little boys just gone home. I now have an extra child for dinner every Tuesday - friend of oldest grandson who seems to think I'm the best Gran in the world because I have loads of chocolate.


  • Comment number 23.

    Evenink troops.

    I've dun some riting, I have ....




  • Comment number 24.

    Evening CLP and the rest, and congratulations to all the Radio 2 gang who picked up awards last night. There is a huge amount of talent on the airwaves, and I think radio is often overshadowed by the tele-box!

    Have been dipping in and out of the top 50 stories for the 500 words competition and I am hugely impressed! I think the judges have a really difficult task choosing the winner!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a nice day, despite being at work, and enjoyed a glass or three of rosé in the evening with friends.

    Hope everyone has had a good day


  • Comment number 25.

    Huge congratulations to everyone on radio 2 for their awards. I've really warmed to Simon's show over time and think it's a 'great listen', as they say. The best music show on radio 2 for my money has to be Bob Harris country, but that's just me. Yee haw.

    As for coming second, well never mind Christoff. When I was a baby barrister and I went off to court for the first time on my own I got back to chambers and my lovely clerk took one look at me and said, "Did you win? Or did you come second?" Bless her. I've had quite a few silvers over the years since then - oh well.

    Anyway my lovely blog pals, I'm charging my glass ready for the new batch of wannabe Lord Sugars at nine o'clock. Do you reckon it'll be the usual parade of egomaniacs without a grain of common sense between them? I do hope so.

    Love Barmy xx

  • Comment number 26.

    I'm so proud of my family. They've all signed the petition against the proposed law in Uganda outlawing gay relationships. It's on my FB page if anyone is interested.


  • Comment number 27.

    Message from the BBC online team.

    "Would the last person to leave the Chris Evans blog kindly turn out the lights"

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning all, loved the show yesterday CLP - especially Noah, thank you for sharing him with us - I hope he got a choccie biscuit as his wages :-)

    Eagerly awaiting a delivery of my TT tickets today - so working in my living room using the ironing board as my desk so I can see out the front room window as the door bell doesnt work - the neighbours walking past are looking a bit puzzled - but needs must!

    Loved the apprentice last night - what wallies - such fun tele

    Lovely to see Barmy, Crumpy DTM and MTF popping back in
    Crumpy - I was a spit away from you yesterday but no time for socialising - back next monday - any good?

    Right off we go for a hump day
    Have a good one everyone

  • Comment number 29.

    Morning Crew (other towns and cities are available ...!)

    How the devil are we today? And HOW FAB was last night's Apprentice?!? Hooked already and counting the minutes down to 9pm tonight for Episode 2.

    Not sure I'll be able to play much today as I think I have company in t'office. Ne'everm ind - will pop in as and when time allows.

    Debs - how 'cited must you be. Try not to jump on the poor postie or snatch his hand off as he posts the magic envelope through your door! My Duran Duran tickets arrived on Monday so now I'm all set for an evening in Manchester with Jakeygirl in early June .... can't wait!

    Barmy - I love the image of you as a "Baby Barrister" ..... :-)

    Right, let's get this road on the show!


    ps: Tomorrow Never Knows by The Mission is probably my fave Beatles cover, closely followed by Dear Prudence. Siouxsie also did a version of Helter Skelter but it's got a norty worki in it!

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi everyone:

    If you get the chance, check out today's Google page - it's fantastic!

    Barmy: hope you enjoyed The Apprentice. I didn't see the last series, so I wasn't sure if it would still be "up to standard". Great to see the usual mix of nutters ... and I mean that in the nicest possible way!

    Debs: loving the idea of using the ironing board as your desk. You will be so excited to get your tickets! We still don't have ours ...

    Just loved Chris's show this morning - suddenly going off-track and deciding to play Beatles "covers"! But, I had to leave the radio at 8.25, so will have to listen again - spend half my life listening again!

    Have a good day everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 31.


    It seems as if the maintenance is over -thank goodness!

    It was nice and sunny here, but now the cloud has arrive :(

    Chrissie, I thought the same about the Google page, did you see Monday's as well with the Mr and Miss Men and Women? That was fab too xx

    It seems to be very quiet everywhere today!


  • Comment number 32.

    Hi AliB:

    Ahhh, maintenance - that explains it! I thought I was just Nigel-nae-pals until you arrived!

    Yes, the Google page on Monday was terrific - I used to read all the Mister Men books to my gorgeous twin nephews ... who will be 40 this year!

    C xx

  • Comment number 33.

    Lol Chrissie, are your nephews married? I'm only a few years old than them ;)

    The office walls are very thin around here, next to me is a tiny office which is hardly ever used. However, at the moment there is a meeting going on in there and I can hear every word and I really don't think that I should be! It's not making comfortable listening, thank goodness I have no idea who they are!

    It really looks like rain here, which will be a blessed relief.

    Nearly lunchtime.

  • Comment number 34.

    morning peeps

    Not caught the Apprentice as they usually irritate the heck out of me smart a***ed little so and so's that they are although I did really enjoy Junior Apprentice when it was on. Think I was watching CSI last night at about that time.

    #28 - Debs what a shame about yesterday and sadly not in Telford on Monday - I have negotiated 2 days a week in Wrexham now (meetings etc permitting) so no travel Mondays & Fridays - RESULT!! Maybe we can catch up on another visit.

    I am on hols 19th to 25th. What does your calendar look like 31st - 2nd or 7th - 9th?

    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 35.

    I'm only about half an hour from Telford .....!



  • Comment number 36.

    AliB: oooh, I would love to have you as a niece-in-law! Both "boys" taken, unfortunately!

    Talking of hearing things you don't think you should, one of my bosses comes out to my desk and talks to me in the loudest "stage whisper" at times. I have to say to him: you do understand this is an open plan office, and everyone can hear you?!!

    C xx

  • Comment number 37.

    Deevs, Is that as opposed to being 24 hours from Tulsa ;)

    Chrissie, What a shame, it would be great to have had you as an Auntie-in-Law xx

    Crumpy, Hi, I still think of your every time I straighten my hair and I really don't know why xx I've never watched The Apprentice either, I would probably want to punch them!

    The meeting next door has finished now, thank goodness.


  • Comment number 38.

    LOL AliB. Thanks for that - I now have Gene Pitney going aroumd in my head!

    Chrissie - Nic's son is one for "whispering" things to his dad that he doesn't want me to hear (usually involving the Wii!). Trouble is, they can hear him two streets over ...... maybe 8 is too young to have mastered the art of whispering eh!?!?

    I just spoke to the lovely Lady Chards! Thanks for the advice, and it was fabulous to talk proper like! ;-)

    Alone for a bit in the office, so sorting out hair/nail etc appointments!


  • Comment number 39.

    Deevs - I know ... p'raps we ought to have a mini meet for tea after work one day?

    AliB - glad that I pop up on your mind radar with such frequency - lol!
    re the Apprentice - I didn't think you were the sort of girl to resort to violence!!

    Lunch has beckoned ... cheese and onion crisp, anyone?

    C x

  • Comment number 40.

    re whispering, Adam is always saying to me "indoor voice, mother, indoor voice!" - usually when we are having a frank exchange of views ....! in the supermarket, street, garden etc.

    Must be my stage training - Project that voice, luvvie, the want to hear you in the cheap seats.

    C xx

  • Comment number 41.


  • Comment number 42.

    Haha! Love the "indoor voice" .... Adam's great!

    Tea would be sublime Crumps! I've only driven to Telford once (the lovely theatre) but I'm sure I could find it again ....!


  • Comment number 43.

    Hello Sezza! x

  • Comment number 44.

    Oh, what a relief!

    Thanks for the heads up Ali. I can now post again!

    I thought they'd banned the wrong person for a while!

    Hope you're all ok

    I'll call back later - book club and biscuits this afternoon!

    Laters Sezza xxxx who's not near Telford at all! :-(

  • Comment number 45.

    A quick 'hello' to you all.

    Here's the latest one from my GD....

    'Mother, stop staring!'

    Well its a fascinating world that we live in and I find people very interesting. Maybe I should just get out a bit more?


  • Comment number 46.

    Hello Sezza, still there?

    Deevs - Adam is rather a fan of you, too! You clearly make one heck of an impression one one encounter!! (not counting FB)

    A tea-time rendezvous could be on the cards then. If you (Nic) know of somewhere halfway then I don't mind a bit longer drive home afterwards.
    Lets have a think and try to make it happen - probably early June?

    Must get on ... crisps and butty devoured, just the rather wrinkled satsuma (from the bottom of the fruitbowl) left.
    ttfn, Crumpy xx

  • Comment number 47.

    Hello all.

    Cold and wet here, heating back on.

    Hope you are all having a good day.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 48.

    LOL Crumps. Bless him! When I met him (in Liverpool) I was a wee bit hungover ...!

    Early June sounds grand - is Shrewsbury near you? I love Attingham Park - we could meet up, have a wander round the grounds and lunch in the restaurant, although that would be a Saturday rather than after work ;-)

    Here's a thought: the first National Trust Blog Meet!

    Venison Burgers all round.


  • Comment number 49.

    Chrissie, did the sunshine come your way.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 50.

    Just had a pic sent to me from Edinburgh ( on next doors blog )

    How lovely to see that there is blue sky up there.


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  • Comment number 52.

    Chris we are in Turkey on our yacht heading for Lebanon. It's pooring of rain, we are freezing, the UK sounds great, let's have our weather back, it's been horrable for weeks. Love the show listen on my dongle every morning sailing along the coast.
    Bluestar of Broadway

  • Comment number 53.

    Hiya Chris fab-YOU-lous Show and I just pop on to say I am one of those new listeners / ears! Yebo-a-go-go! Luv, Light and Liberty Donna Africa xx



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