By Sean O'grady For Mailonline
Published: 09:59 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 10:07 BST, 24 September 2020
Lee Evans was seen going for a run in Essex this week without his wedding ring, four years after removing himself from the spotlight to spend time with his wife.
The comedian, 56, announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in 2014, citing a desire to spend more time with his wife Heather Nudds and their daughter Mollie.
The couple tied the knot in 1984 and kept their relationship out of the public eye throughout Lee's comedy career.
During his run in his native county, Lee was seen without the jewellery as he donned bright exercise gear and stopped for an animated chat with a pal.
Out and about: Lee Evans was seen going for a run in Essex this week without his wedding ring, four years after removing himself from the spotlight to spend time with his wife
On his run, the star sported a bright orange top and a pair of navy tracksuit bottoms with a matching cap. The Medallion star also sported a pair of navy trainers and completed his look with a pair of sunglasses.
Lee appeared in good spirits on the outing as he chatted to a friend who passed him by while he was out for a run.
The outing marks the first time Lee has been seen in public for quite some time. The comedian briefly came out of retirement in 2018 to appear in the play Pinter Three while he