Evans keen on TFI Friday return

Chris Evans fronted five series of TFI Friday

Chris Evans fronted five series of TFI Friday

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Chris Evans has revealed TV bosses asked him to bring back his hit show TFI Friday for a 20th anniversary special, but wanted him to do it a year early.

The presenter fronted five series of the Channel 4 show which ran from 1996 to 2000.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on Radio 2, he said: "C hannel 4 have asked us to do a TFI Friday 20th anniversary show and/or run next year.

"I was completely bang up for it until I did the maths last week and had to phone them and say it's only 19 years next year, it's actually 20 years the year after.

"I think they still want to go for it and just hope no one notices."

The live show was a huge hit for the channel though it courted controversy - notably when guests including singer Shaun Ryder swore.

Evans has since returned to radio and his breakfast show on Radio 2 is the most popular in the country.

The latest figures show he had an audience of 9.91 million each week, the biggest audience recorded in the UK since the current measurement methods were launched 15 years ago.

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