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Former 'Top Gear' co-host Chris Evans wins ARIA Award for radio show

By Karen Butler
Former 'Top Gear' co-host Chris Evans wins ARIA Award for radio show
British radio personality Chris Evans arriving for the Sony Radio Academy Awards on September, 5 2011. File Photo by Simon Burchell/Featureflash/Shutterstock

LEEDS, England, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- British radio personality Chris Evans was honored at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards ceremony in Leeds on Wednesday.

Evans won the prize for hosting the United Kingdom's best morning radio program. The show -- which attracts about 10 million listeners per week -- airs on BBC Radio 2, which was declared best national station.

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Evans made headlines during the summer when he quit the re-vamped version of the BBC's car-themed, television show Top Gear after one season, due to lukewarm reviews and low ratings.

"Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best," Evans said in July. "Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future."

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