'TFI Friday’s' 20th anniversary special proved a smash hit for Channel 4 yesterday evening (June 12th) pulling in a massive 4.3 million viewers. Host Chris Evans returned for the one-off special episode, with guests including Jeremy Clarkson, Blur and Lewis Hamilton.

Chris EvansChris Evans returned as the host for the show’s 20th anniversary special.

The show was on such a roll that Channel 4 even gave it an extra 15 minutes after it ran over its allocated time slot. Chris Evans certainly seemed to enjoy his time hosting the show again, tweeting, "Did that really happen last night ? My wife has the MOTHER of all hangovers - hilarious,” on Saturday morning.

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“Thx so much for watching everyone - we had such a blast. I mean, real fun, we were all so relaxed. I love Suzi, Will and Barty. The Best ever,” the host continued. "TFI won its slot last night and peaked at 4.3 million, that's over twice what we ever got "back in the day". What a total hoot. Peace & Love.”

Viewers also seemed to enjoy the nostalgia trip, with the show getting a positive write up from the critics and plenty of praise on social media. Some enjoyed the show so much that a petition has even been launched asking for it to return to our screens permanently.

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The only segment which didn’t see viewers pinning for more was the interview with F1 star Lewis Hamilton, who viewers branded boring. Many frustrated viewers took to Twitter to vent at how long the racing driver's segement went, with one user writing, “If Lewis Hamilton had a personality he'd be dangerous.”