Belfast Telegraph

Evans wins awards for radio show

Chris Evans picked up two awards for his BBC Radio 2 show but admitted he still had one unfulfilled ambition - to write a hit Hollywood film.

The star said he had started writing a script for a "rites-of-passage" film several times but never finished it.

He said: "I'd love to write a movie.

"I've had loads of goes, I've got loads of half movies.

"It was always rites of passage, I was trying to come up with the answer to The Graduate but then American Beauty came along and did that so I'll have to figure something else out."

Chris was speaking backstage at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards where he won the Digital Radio Personality award and the Radio Programme award for his Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Asked how it felt to beat early-morning rival Chris Moyles, who was in the running for both awards, he said: "It feels fine."

Other winners included EastEnders star Jessie Wallace who won TV Soap Personality for her role as Kat Moon, beating off competition from Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe and Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor who plays Sally Webster.

Period drama Downton Abbey picked up the HD Drama Programme of the Year award and BBC ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing won the award for TV Reality Programme.

Long-running quiz A Question Of Sport won the special award and Coronation Street was crowned TV Soap of the Year. Gary Lineker won the Sports Presenter award for the second year running.


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