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"Had to pull over. Crying my eyes out, Chris"

*WARNING - lighthearted rant*

I'm not sure whether this is unique to Chris Evans' breakfast show, but I am sick to the back teeth of hearing this scenario:

As happened recently, Phil Collins sang live on the show, or Artist A sings (badly) a well-known song as a tribute to suddenly departed Artist B, or, as is sure to happen within the next few weeks, the Military Wives launch a new song for Christmas (sung live, of course, on his show); and the audience response via text, is:

"Listening to Phil Collins sing live. Tears pouring out of my eyes. And I'm a 6ft 3" lorry driver."

"Chris. Had to pull over. Literally balling my eyes out listening to the Military Wives."

"Can't leave the car, Chris. Tears ruined my make up listening to Gary Barlow's solo of 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time. It was Just AMAZE-BALLS Chris, what with Gary and all that."

Ok, ok - maybe it's me. Maybe I'm losing the romance in my soul. Maybe I'm missing something. But FFS, get a fecking grip! What happened to the stuff upper lip? Bunch of cry-babies blubbing away over a two-bit tune murdered by those with good intentions but not a note left in their voice. Even though - and this will surprise you - I can be a Big Girl's Blouse at times, I am flabbergasted by this emotive outpouring over, basically, nothing.

I think I'm ready for Radio 4
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Listening to Chris Evans brings tears to my eyes.
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Listening to Chris Evans brings tears to my eyes.
there's that, too.
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It's the modern disease, for want of a better word, that you not only wear your heart on your sleeve, but you must tell everybody and the world you're a caring huggable prat.

Don't get me wrong I can get dust in my eye at times, but I don't believe it does my psuedo macho image any favours broadcasting to the world that I may be a cry baby
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Reminds me of the outpouring over the people's princess. The country was very depressed and that event triggered an emotional valve.
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there's nowt wrong with radio 4
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The black heart of it, is your "softness" must be PC and otherwise appropriate. Or you're seen as weak...

To be serious, I encourage the "lorry drivers" to pull over and cry if they need to, it's better than losing stressed people to suicide or having them off work with PTSD for years at a time.

That said, I find Mr Evans revolting and wish Billie Piper had taken up with me instead.
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Chris who? Radio what?

IS there a radio station other than Radio 4?
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Chris Evans and his 'posse' are 98% nauseating, I almost never listen to Radio 2 before 9.30- Ken Bruce much better, as is R4.
I'm listening quite a bit to R3 in the car these days, calming classical is good.
The annoying sycophancy and saccharine sentimentality of stuff like the Evans show tearfully hugging and backslapping one another irritates me intensely.
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BBC Radio 4 FTW!
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Chris who? Radio what?

IS there a radio station other than Radio 4?
No Paul, same as there's only one utilities provider.
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No Paul, same as there's only one utilities provider.
Phew! Was worried there for a moment.
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I listen to 3179 FM.







<Whispers> Scud, it's bawling </Whispers>
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Chris Evans and his 'posse' are 98% nauseating, I almost never listen to Radio 2 before 9.30- Ken Bruce much better, as is R4.
I'm listening quite a bit to R3 in the car these days, calming classical is good.
The annoying sycophancy and saccharine sentimentality of stuff like the Evans show tearfully hugging and backslapping one another irritates me intensely.
Chris Moyles.

If you managed to miss him out, then you have survived the worst ever period of radio transmission.
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Reminds me of the outpouring over the people's princess. The country was very depressed and that event triggered an emotional valve.
I couldn't agree more, ever since she died the country is like jelly. It's totally bizarre. I can't bare it.
We all have emotional moments, but it's utterly bonkers the reactions that a vast majority have these days over silly things of which there are way to many to mention.
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It suits those who profit from it. Keep people buffeted, emotionally close to "over threshold" and they won't be so diligent or stringent in many aspects of life that benefit (them) from a little more disciplined input. The emotional seesaw probably feeds tendencies to substance abuse and bullying/inappropriate anger, as well.
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It suits those who profit from it. Keep people buffeted, emotionally close to "over threshold" and they won't be so diligent or stringent in many aspects of life that benefit (them) from a little more disciplined input. The emotional seesaw probably feeds tendencies to substance abuse and bullying/inappropriate anger, as well.
Agree, that is why the world is in such a mess. No leaders of any note, just look at the USA. Finger happy Trump or more of the same old Hilary.
I used to like Chris Evans years ago on Don't forget your toothbrush, silly but fun. Now he is another jelly, he likes to sound of his voice way too much and talks about nothing, why the BBC gave him that spot...... but then look at the BBC and all their propaganda. He's probably there for the long haul, unfortunately.
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I'm quite happy to listen to Evans , but a bit confused about why he interviewed Cliff Richards so apparently happily a mere 7 years after smashing one of his records to show he was not prepared to play it. Could it be a compensation deal after the BBC covered the raid on Cliffs home in the meantime?
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He probably figures he can have his cake and eat it. If the BBC ignored him now, mightn't it allow for claims of a protracted agenda against him?
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I'm quite happy to listen to Evans , but a bit confused about why he interviewed Cliff Richards so apparently happily a mere 7 years after smashing one of his records to show he was not prepared to play it. Could it be a compensation deal after the BBC covered the raid on Cliffs home in the meantime?


Exactly what I was thinking when he was on the One Show and Chris Evans breakfast show, they've also been plugging his new single and some of his back catalogue on Radio 2, something they haven't done for decades.
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