With just three months to go before he returns to Virgin Radio, Evans' listenership for his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show has dipped.
He’d have been hoping to depart in a blaze of glory from his long-standing BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, but Chris Evans has suffered the ignominy of his ratings falling to a six-year low.
Audience research body Rajar’s quarterly figures indicate that Evans’ flagship morning show pulled in 8.82 million listeners per week in the third quarter of 2018 – which represents the first time since 2012 that his ratings have dropped below nine million. It’s also a loss of around half a million listeners in the space of a year, with the same figures for 2017 recording 9.35 million.
The last time the audience dropped below that amount was between July and September in 2012, when the average was 8.5 million per week.
Continue reading: Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Show Suffers Big Ratings Drop
Evans looks to be on his way out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There’s change coming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Captain America star Chris Evans indicating that he’s going to leave the role after eight years.
Evans, 37, portrayed one of the original cinematic Avengers alongside Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye in 10 of the 22 MCU movies. He’s now officially finished his filming for the fourth Avengers movie, and took to Twitter on Thursday (October 4th) to say that portraying Steve Rogers / Captain America has been “an honour”.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honour. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful,” Evans said.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Looks To Be Leaving Captain America Role
She'll become the first female presenter of Radio 2's flagship breakfast show from January 2019.
The 47 year old presenter, who has formerly hosted Radio 1’s morning show and fronted ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, revealed on Wednesday (October 3rd) that she’ll be stepping in to Evans’ shoes from January 2019. As such, she’ll be the first female presenter of Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show, the most popular radio programme in Britain.
“To be the first woman to present this very special show is both an honour and privilege,” Ball announced. “Believe me, I'm not underestimating the enormity of the task ahead, to follow not one but two of my broadcasting idols, into such a well-loved show is somewhat daunting.”
Continue reading: Zoe Ball To Replace Chris Evans As Radio 2 Breakfast Show Host
From superheroes to sci-fi, we've got something for everybody to watch!
You might have to put a couple of these on record if you want to watch all five, but here are some fantastic movies on across the Bank Holiday this August that you should definitely be checking out! From superheroes to fantasy lands, we delve into exactly what we'll be watching on the box over the next few days...
1. Captain America: The First Avenger - 7.35pm on Channel 4, Saturday August 25
Continue reading: 5 Movies We Can't Wait To Watch This Late Summer Bank Holiday
Evans pulled out of Thursday's Radio 2 breakfast show at the last minute.
British presenter Chris Evans was forced to cancel his breakfast show broadcast at BBC Radio 2 this morning at the last minute, after he learned of the death of his beloved mother, Minnie Beardsall.
At the beginning of Thursday’s broadcast (May 3rd), regular listeners were surprised to find stand-in presenter, sports reporter Vassos Alexander, telling them that Evans was absent because he had just heard that his mother had died at the age of 92.
“Chris isn’t here. He has been here. But he had to go just before we went on air,” Alexander told listeners, before reading out a quick note that Evans had left for him.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Leaves Radio 2 Show At Last Minute After Mum Dies
Captain America looks set to change in 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
With just a few days to go until 'Avengers: Infinity War' hits the big screen, the cast and crew have been opening up a little more about what to expect. We know hundreds of characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be coming together for the first time, all fighting against one common enemy in Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Could Captain America throw away old routine in 'Avengers: Infinity War'?
There will be fatalities and tragedies along the way, and fans are expecting one of the most shocking stories to come from the MCU to-date. Not even the main cast members are safe, with everybody's life on the line. We imagine some jaws will be left on the floor when all is said and done, ahead of the phase-ending currently untitled fourth 'Avengers' movie.
The fourth 'Avengers' film appears in 2019, but MCU stalwart Evans has suggested that it might be the last time he plays Captain America.
Captain America has been the role that has made him an international star, but actor Chris Evans has hinted that he will stop playing the role after the fourth Avengers movie.
A new profile of the 36 year old actor in the New York Times this week suggests that he will step down and relinquish Captain America’s shield, and he’s quoted as saying “you want to get off the train before they push you off”.
Avengers: Infinity War, set for release on April 27th, is set to bring an unprecedented number of superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe together in the same film.
The actor has turned the role of Captain America into his own in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans is without a doubt one of the most talented actors to come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the role of Captain America, he's managed to work his way into the hearts of audiences across the globe, and been partly responsible for some of the biggest box office numbers the superhero movie genre has ever seen.
Chris Evans has high hopes for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Now joined by the brilliant Chadwick Boseman in the MCU, who takes on the superhero role of Black Panther, the diversity and inclusion asked for by fans is something finally being taken into account by the bosses at Marvel Studios. Opening this past weekend in the United States, 'Black Panther' proved that it could be a major success and took in box office takings that would make it Marvel's second biggest opening ever. The film even sits with a near-perfect score of 97% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
The actor praises his co-star as being a brilliant mentor.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its characters are undoubtedly some of the most recognisable beings in the entertainment industry. For almost a decade now, Marvel Studios and a number of different talented screenwriters, directors and producers have been teaming up to release a slew of compelling box office smash hits, starting out with 'Iron Man' back in May, 2008. Robert Downey, Jr. was the actor to bring the titular hero, aka Tony Stark to life in that flick, helping open the door for what has been a hugely successful future.
Chris Evans stars as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In 2016, fans would see Iron Man go head-to-head with Captain America, played by Chris Evans, in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Various members of the 'Avengers' team, which had been introduced in a number of films ahead of 'Civil War' would join either side, threatening unbalance in the world as those fighting crime began to fight one another.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Says Robert Downey Jr. Is "Irreplaceable" As Iron Man
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
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