Chris Evans, 53, was unimpressed after receiving a text from a listener that didn't quite add up. While he was reading messages from his fans on Wednesday morning's Virgin Radio show, he came across one text that he felt he needed to address.
The listener didn’t hold back, stating they had “lost respect” for the host after he allegedly slated Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf when judging whether or not the song qualifies for a place in the team’s ‘best songs in the world ever Wednesday’ weekly category game.
Chris read out the message to his team and listeners: “Kareem in Renfrewshire says that 'after 35 years of listening to you I lost respect when you cheered and bopped and slated Bat Out of Hell for best songs in the world ever Wednesday. What are you thinking?'”
Listeners heard co-star, Rachel Horne, gasp as he continued: “The question, what are you thinking? Tell me what I’m thinking, tell me how stupid I am,” he said, encouraging fans to challenge his opinions.
But the DJ wasn’t finished there: “Listen back to how you're loading your own argument,” Chris decided to address the criticism.
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Chris Evans: Virgin Radio host slams disappointed listener who attacked him in song row (Image: GETTY)
Chris Evans corrected a fan who said they 'lost respect' for him after a song row (Image: GETTY)
Reading out the text again, Chris denied he ever slated the rock song. “I didn’t slate Bat Out of Hell,” he said bluntly.
“I said Bat Out of Hell is a brilliant song, a brilliant album. But it doesn’t qualify for ‘best songs in the world ever Wednesday’,” he explained.
Chris was adamant he never said what the fan claimed they heard: “I didn’t say that, maybe that’s what you heard but that’s not what I said,” the radio DJ insisted.
It seemed the message ruffled a few more of the host's feathers as he became increasingly frustrated the more he spoke about it.
Chris Evans denied claims that he had 'slated' Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf (Image: