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Evans admits he's no music anorak

Published 14/06/2011 | 08:44

Chris Evans says he only listens to music at home or on air
Chris Evans says he only listens to music at home or on air

Chris Evans presides over the nation's most listened to radio show, but the star has admitted he doesn't buy music or even have a record collection.

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The 45-year-old - who took over the Radio 2 breakfast show from Sir Terry Wogan last year - said he lost his "massive collection" of records while working as a mobile DJ, when they fell out of the back of his car.

He told the Radio Times: "I've kept the first record I ever bought, which was Chuck Berry's My Ding-a-Ling and I have an old Bush record player that takes 40 seconds to warm up should I ever want to play it.

"But apart from that I don't have a record collection, I don't buy music. I don't know how to download music.

"I haven't got a computer or an MP3 player. I have a smartphone and I use that to write my shows every day and my column."

Chris, who used to present Radio 2's drive-time show, said he did not listen to music in his car because he "would just get far too excited and keep on driving".

He told the magazine: "I only listen to music when I'm on air or on the radio at home.

"The seven o'clock show on Radio 2 is awesome because it's hosted by people who are steeped in knowledge and give you a masterclass in jazz, folk, blues or country, while you make your dinner."

The former Big Breakfast presenter, who has more than nine million listeners, said: "I love listening to music like that - where the best bits are presented to you and explained - as I don't have time to go to record shops, trawl through thousands of records and become an anorak."

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