NATIONAL: Chris Evans announces he is leaving BBC Radio 2

Chris Evans. Picture: Nick Ansell / PA Wire
Chris Evans. Picture: Nick Ansell / PA Wire

RADIO 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans has announced he is leaving the station.

The broadcaster and his wife Natasha are expecting twins.

He was emotional as he told his listeners this morning: ‘The twins are on their way... I'm going to leave Radio 2.’

He added: ‘Some of us are mountain climbers and if you get to the top of your favourite mountain, you become a mountain observer, so I've got to keep climbing.’

Mr Evans formerly presented the Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2, between 5pm and 7pm on weekdays.