Chris Evans hints that Zoe Ball will replace him as Radio 2 breakfast show host

Chris Evans has hinted that Zoe Ball will be his replacement on his Radio 2 breakfast show.

The DJ told listeners the new host would be revealed on Wednesday morning.

Evans played a trail for a Fatboy Slim documentary on Radio 2, airing on Wednesday night, and said: 'This family is taking over, more of that later'.

And he told listeners: 'Don't think you're going to be disappointed.'

Ball was previously wed to DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim, whose real name is Norman Cook.

Evans previously shocked fans by announcing a return to Virgin Radio, 'my spiritual home', almost 20 years after he left the station.

Chris Evans has hinted that Zoe Ball will be his replacement on his Radio 2 breakfast show

Chris Evans has hinted that Zoe Ball will be his replacement on his Radio 2 breakfast show

Chris Evans has hinted that Zoe Ball will be his replacement on his Radio 2 breakfast show

News of Zoe Ball's rise to the Radio 2 Breakfast Show slot emerged last month as it was claimed she was quickly offered the job.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, who currently hosts the station's Saturday afternoon slot, is in the process of negotiating a new contract with BBC bosses which will significantly increase her pay packet. 

The decision split fans, with many calling for Sara Cox to take over from Chris Evans. 

Miss Ball will become the first woman to host the flagship morning programme full-time since its launch in 1967, taking the reins from Evans, who has quit to re-join Virgin Radio. He was paid up to £2.25m a year for his BBC commitments.

The 47-year-old, who currently earns up to £300,000 a year, has been picked over her

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