Chris Evans is bringing TFI Friday's back

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 April 2015
Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Chris Evans has announced that he's bringing Channel 4 show 'TFI Friday's' back for a one-off anniversary special

Chris Evans is bringing 'TFI Friday's' back.

The 49-year-old TV presenter has announced that he will be bringing back the hit Channel 4 show - which originally ran from 1996 to 2000 - for a one-off special on June 12, to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary.

Chris tweeted: "All went well. 'TFI Friday' will return - live 9pm, Channel 4, Friday June 12 for a ninety minute special. Yahoo!"

The flame-haired BBC Radio 2 host also confessed that he'd had his "first, proper grown-up production meeting" about bringing the show back that day, as well as sharing a countdown video titled 'TFI Friday - 59 Days To Go', featuring a number of clips from the original series, including a live performance from rapper Coolio.

Chris hosted the first five series of 'TFI Friday's', while the sixth and final was fronted by a number of celebrity guests including the Spice Girls, Davina McCall and Elton John.

Last year, the 'One Show' presenter revealed that producers had approached him about bringing the show back, but were a year out on the 20th anniversary.

Speaking to Zoe Ball on Radio 2, Chris said: "Channel 4 have asked us to do a TFI Friday 20th anniversary show and/or run next year. I was completely bang up for it until I did the maths last week and had to phone them and say it's only 19 years next year, it's actually 20 years the year after. I think they still want to go for it and just hope no one notices."

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