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Farewell Chris Evans: The best bits from his last shows at Radio 2

Chris Evans has hosted the Radio 2 Breakfast Show since January 2010, taking over from Sir Terry Wogan. The show is the largest and most listened to radio show in the UK with a weekly reach of 8.82 million listeners (RAJAR – Q3 2018). Chris first joined Radio 2 in September 2005 as the host of the Saturday afternoon show, moving to Drivetime in April 2006. In September this year he announced that he would be leaving the station at Christmas.

Chris Evans announces he's leaving Radio 2

After 13 years here and 8 years on the Breakfast Show Chris announces his departure.

We wanted to make sure Chris went out with a bang, so we pulled out all the stops for his last shows. Every day, the studio has been jam-packed with top musicians and fabulous celebrity guests. Here are some of the most memorable moments from Chris's suitably festive final week at Radio 2.

Strictly winner Stacey Dooley called Chris to chat about her success, just two days after lifting the Glitterball trophy

Has Stacey's Strictly win sunk in yet?

Stacey Dooley calls Chris after lifting the Glitterball Trophy with her partner Kevin.

George Ezra and his band got us feeling festive with their version of Merry Christmas Everyone

Chris recalled the wonderful chaos of The Big Breakfast with fellow host Gaby Roslin and Olly Murs

Olly Murs and his amazing backing singers lifted spirits sky high with their swinging version of Jingle Bells

Paloma Faith's attempt to enlist Lee Mack's help with her cover of Santa Baby didn't quite go according to plan

Top celebrity chefs James Martin and Tom Kerridge dished out their top tips for Christmas cooking

James Martin’s top Christmas tips

James answers your Christmas cooking questions.

Potatoes, mince pies & spruced sprouts - Tom Kerridge's top Christmas tips

Tom answers your questions about preparing the best Christmas Day dinner.

Britpop legend Richard Ashcroft chatted to Chris about the beautiful inspiration behind the Verve hit Lucky Man

Richard was also getting into the festive spirit as he crooned his way through this amazing version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Rick Astley and his superbly dressed band were the epitome of festive fun as they covered John Lennon's classic Christmas hit

Children in Need wanted to say thanks to Chris, who has raised millions of pounds for the charity, from his two annual CarFest festivals, and his on-air fundraising

Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman called in to chat about her plans for Christmas and wish Chris the best of luck

Nicole Kidman surprises Chris on his last ever show

Nicole calls Chris live from Australia to wish him happy Christmas.

And finally, Chris took a few minutes out of his last show on Christmas Eve to thank some of the people who made his time at Radio 2 possible

Chris signs off from the Radio 2 Breakfast Show

Chris has a few thank yous to say in his final Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Listen to Chris's last ever Radio 2 Breakfast Show on BBC Sounds.

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