Evans' show is still the most popular radio programme in Britain, however.
He might be the highest-paid BBC star, but Chris Evans has reportedly suffered a drop of nearly half a million listeners to his Radio 2 breakfast show in the last year.
A new report published by audience research company Rajar estimates that listening figures of Evans’ week-day breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 have dropped by nearly 500,000 from 9.47 million listeners in the second quarter of 2016, to the same time period in 2017.
Despite this, nearly nine million people tune into Evans’ show every day, making his show still by far and away the most listened-to radio show in the country. The drop in his listenership coincided with rises for the BBC’s sister stations and their early-morning shows.
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Evans revealed on his Radio 2 breakfast show that he called his 91 year old mum to ask for advice on the BBC pay row.
As the aftermath of yesterday’s revelations of the salaries of the highest-paid BBC stars continues to be a talking point, radio presenter Chris Evans has revealed that he turned to the advice of his mother as he sought to deal with the fallout.
It was revealed on Wednesday (July 19th) that Evans was paid between £2.2 million and £2.499 million during 2016/2017 for his work on the BBC, which included his short-lived presenting stint on the revived ‘Top Gear’ and his ongoing BBC Radio 2 job.
That figure was four times that of Claudia Winkleman, the highest-earning woman at the BBC who earned £450k-£499k for her presenting role on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which has given way to a debate about a gender pay gap at the Beeb. MPs are reportedly set to grill the corporation on the issue, it has been since been revealed.
This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's part of Marvel's Avengers franchise, which places it in a larger story with lots of cameo possibilities. But more importantly, young British actor Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.
The film opens with overexcited home videos Peter Parker (Holland) made of his adventure with the Avengers in Civil War. Now he's plunged back to the dull reality of being a high school student living with his sparky Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). He has a crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier), but faces rivalry from the school's alpha male Flash (Tony Revolori). And after a night out playing superhero in his Spider-Man costume, his nerdy best pal Ned (Jacob Batalon) is a bit too thrilled to discover his secret alter-ego. Meanwhile, Peter is annoyed that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Happy (Jon Favreau) are ignoring his calls, especially after he warns them that he has seen winged bad guy Toomes (Michael Keaton) dealing illegal alien weapons around New York while plotting something nefarious.
Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) cleverly maintains a nimble teen perspective throughout the film, which makes it feel more like a comedy than an action movie. And instead of snarky one-liners, the laughs come from character-based humour, most notably Holland's brilliant reactions to everything that comes along. One memorable sequence, which kicks off the final onslaught of action, is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time, perfectly balanced thanks to a knowing revelation, Watts' subtle direction and Holland's hugely engaging performance. And each breathtaking action set-piece pushes the character forward in positive ways.
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This is one of those films that dances right up to the edge of soapy sentimentality, making us a little nervous about where it might go. But director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) holds his nerve, letting the emotions build without ever tipping over into melodrama. What emerges is a striking exploration of the tricky connections between parents and children and the importance of makeshift families. And it's so sharply played that it can't help but move us.
It's set in rural Florida, where the quietly intelligent Frank (Chris Evans) is hiding out from his academically minded mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), trying to give his 6-year-old niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) the free-spirited childhood his late sister wanted for her. Their life includes sassy neighbour Roberta (Octavia Spencer) and a one-eyed cat named Fred. But Mary is a mathematical prodigy, and her teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) is worried that the public school can't keep up with her. This alerts Evelyn to Mary's gifts and, after taking no interest before, she sweeps in with a legal challenge to Frank's custody. Like her daughter and granddaughter, Evelyn is also a maths genius, and believes that Mary's abilities need to be exploited in a higher-class educational environment.
While the argument about what's better for this little girl is fairly simple, Tom Flynn's script never lapses into the usual trite courtroom drama. And while there are a lot of formulae scribbled on white boards, the focus is always on the people rather than the numbers. Thankfully, these characters also never turn into heroes or villains; each is just trying to do what they think is best. This means that the actors can invest unusual depth into the roles, adding surprisingly sharp edges while revealing their softer sides as well. Evans has rarely had a chance to flex like this as an actor, and he's terrific, creating some powerful chemistry with the, yes, gifted Grace.
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The actor admits he was worried about the films being "good".
Nowadays, actor Chris Evans is one of the most recognisable faces in the entertainment industry. For years now he's starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as 'First Avenger' Captain America, bringing his unique style of acting to the MCU and making a big name for himself.
Chris Evans was cautious about signing on for so many movie instalments
Of course, Captain America wasn't the first superhero the actor would be able to play, having already taken on the challenge of becoming Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the 2005 and 2007 movies 'Fantastic Four' and 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer'. Unfortunately for fans, that franchise fizzled out, but it didn't mean that Evans would have to stop fighting supernatural and otherworldly crime on the big screen, thanks to Marvel Studios taking a punt on the actor to bring one of their most iconic superheroes to life.
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The actor thinks Scarlett Johansson would be up for the challenge.
Chris Evans has enjoyed the role of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. Working alongside some of the biggest names in the business, he's worked his way into the hearts of longtime comic book readers, and those new to the 'Avengers' franchise and various other Marvel Comics big screen properties.
Chris Evans as Captain America
Though his current contract may be close to expiring, he's kept his cards close to his chest as to exactly what the future holds for him in that universe. He's likely awaiting to get the nod for a new contract from the head honchos behind the various Marvel movies, or to be cut out if they've got plans to introduce a new face to take on the role of Captain America in the future.
Captain America actor Chris Evans has hinted he'd be open to returning for more Marvel movies in the future despite his contract coming up.
For over half a decade now, US actor Chris Evans has graced the big screen and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as comic book superhero Captain America; first in his own solo movie and then in a series of collaborative flicks that followed such as 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Chris Evans as Captain America
Gearing up to film the final two movies included in his current contract with the studio behind the franchise ('Avengers: Infinity War' and the currently untitled 'Avengers 4'), Evans has recently seemed to express an interest in officially bringing his time as Steve Rogers to an end.
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As outspoken as ever, 'Captain America' star Evans spoke to the latest issue of Esquire about the new president.
The 35 year old superstar, who has played the superhero in five Marvel blockbusters since 2011, spoke to Esquire magazine in a new interview this week, and the subject of Trump’s presidency inevitably came up. “I feel rage,” he replied. “I feel fury. It's unbelievable.”
Evans has never flinched from getting political on his social media accounts, recently arguing with former KKK leader David Duke, and he didn’t hold back on Trump either.
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Mary is a bright and happy little girl who lives with her uncle, Frank; he is her guardian and care giver since the death of her mother. Frank's sister made his promise that he'd always do right by her daughter and give her the most normal life possible - despite her loss.
Frank and Mary have a very close relationship and Frank home tutors the little blonde haired girl but as she gets older and her ability to learn more develops, Frank decides it's time for his niece to enrol at the local junior school. Despite Mary's pleas (and discussion to the point of 'Ad nauseum') to her uncle to let her stay home, Frank knows that she must start adjusting to a more normal way of life.
Howard School is a friendly local elementary and for the first time in her life, Mary is part of a classroom and soon her teacher discovers that Mary is an extremely clever girl - a child genius. The head teacher approaches her uncle Frank and tells him that she could potentially get Mary enrolled at a school for gifted children but thinking about his sisters last wishes, Frank decides she's best where she is.
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Irons swore on Evans' breakfast show when he was a guest back on March 18th.
The media watchdog confirmed on Monday (April 25th) that they would be conducting an inquiry as to whether or not the actor’s use of such a swear word constituted a breach of rules regarding offensive language before the watershed.
Jeremy Irons dropped the 'f-bomb' during an appearance on BBC Radio 2 in March
Date of birth
13th June, 1981
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