Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chris Evans Is Unwell ... Yet Again

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chris Evans Is Unwell ... Yet Again

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Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON

CHRIS EVANS'S standoff with his Virgin Radio bosses continued today as he missed his fifth consecutive show by claiming illness.

The breakfast show DJ failed to turn up at the station's West End studios again this morning for his three-hour show which started at 6am.

Russ Williams, who usually presents the midmorning show, again stepped in to fill the void, as he has done ever since Evans bunked off for the first time last Thursday.

The tension between Evans and the station is nearing breaking point. He was seen out on drinking sessions with his teenage wife Billie Piper three times since telling his bosses at the station he was too ill to work.

Last week Evans took time off after an 18-hour drinking marathon which ended up with him dozing off in a London strip club and having a row with 18-year-old singer Billie. Two days later, when he was meant to be at work, he was spotted at his local, the Nag's Head in Belgravia, downing pints throughout the day. …

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