Chris Evans jokes about ‘letting off steam’ on radio show
Chris Evans, 54, admitted he has a set amount of rules he follows everyday to avoid getting stressed over various decisions. The Virgin Radio host revealed his home life can be “spontaneous” with having four young children, so in order to avoid putting pressure on himself, he has a mantra to help him out.
Last night, in 15 minutes over dinner about 30 things happened that we didn’t know was going to happen
Speaking to his co-stars Vassos Alexander and Rachel Horne on Thursday’s show, he said: “I’ve heard about this everyday philosophy where you make rules for yourself.
“There’s this person I know, I spend a lot of time with this person.
“I know them really, really well but I don’t trust them as far as I could throw them… and that person is…”
He trailed off as Rachel chimed in: “Yourself?”
Chris nodded as he continued to explain we can’t trust ourselves not to make rules in our everyday life because the thought of being so spontaneous can cause stress.
“It’s much easier to make rules than make decisions,” he pointed out.
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“And there’s a thing called the everyday rule, so if you decide to so something everyday it’s so much easier!”
Referring back to his own circumstances, he admitted having four kids under the age of 15 is “brilliant” but “full of decisional spontaneity one way or another”.
“I have to have these rules because there’s so much going on anyway that you can’t cater for,” he explained, using Wednesday night as an example.
“Last night, in 15 minutes over dinner about 30 things happened that we didn’t know was going to happen!
“There were smashed plates on the floor… and this is just my wife,” he giggled.
“But if you make the everyday decision, then you’re done!”
The day before, Chris was teetering on the verge of going back on one big decision he and his wife Tash had made together about their garden.
The pair decided to have some of their backyard landscaped, equipped with planters in order to grow luscious plants.
But the former BBC star was worried they’d chosen the wrong thing.
While chatting to presenter Angela Scanlon about her latest renovation show Your Garden Made Perfect, Chris noted he couldn’t go back on his word at home and wanted to vent his worries on-air.
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“We’re having raised beds built today,” Chris explained on Wednesday morning.
“But they’re building it in brick! And I’m think we should have gone for timber…”
“I like to think we’re a natural kind of family,” he continued.
“But we’ve gone for a red brick raised bed, what’s that about?”
Angela tried to get him to see the upside: “Red [can be] natural and also when that gets a little bit worn and faded, it’ll be beautiful,” she beamed.
Chris nodded in agreement, before revealing he couldn’t have this conversation with Tash.
“I’m just having conversation on the air with you that I can’t have when I’m at home,” he giggled.
“You’ve got to let off some steam now and again, haven’t you!”
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show airs weekdays at 6:30am on Virgin Radio.
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