Chris Evans shared some horrifying news with his Virgin Radio listeners on Tuesday. The 52-year-old former BBC Radio host revealed that he and his wife Natasha Shismanian, 38, had discovered live maggots living in their bed.
He said neither had any idea how the pests got into their mattress, and that they had to call in pest control.
Evans said the pest controller told them: "I think they're bluebottle maggots. Where's the loft hatch, is it over your bed? Think there's something dead in your loft."
A clearly embarrassed Evans added: "They didn't come from me!"
He confirmed that the pest controller discovered a dead mouse rotting in their loft that had caused the maggot invasion.
Chris Evans' cars
Chris Evans' cars
Holly Samos, better known as "Hotlips" on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show team, puts money in the meter where Virgin DJ Chris Evans' green Bentley was parked, outside the station's HQ, a full ten minutes before payment was due. All week Evans has lashed out at the parking inspector who patrols Golden Square in Soho after he plastered a 40 fine on his car just minutes after 8.30am when charges start.
Radio star Evans is getting rid of his Daimler V8 Vicarage Convertible, which cost him £135,000 and is expected to fetch up to £70,000.
Chris Evans leaves in his Ferrari at The Portland hospital after reports his ex-wife Billie Piper gave birth her first child, a baby boy by actor Lawrence Fox, in central London.
Chris Evans arrives in his Ferrari at The Portland hospital after reports his ex-wife Billie Piper gave birth her first child, a baby boy by actor Lawrence Fox, in central London.
Chris Evans arrives in a classic Ferrari for the HarperCollins summer party at the Victoria and Albert Museum in south west London.
Chris Evans Black classic Ferrari as he arrives at the Harper Collins summer party at the V&A last night in south Kensington.
Photo by: zz/KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 6/8/18 Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall and Chris Evans at the live broadcast of the finals of BBC Radio 2's "500 Words" Creative Writing Competition held at Hampton Court Palace. The Duchess was joined by the children that were winners in the competition for a ride in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". (London, England, UK)
STAPLEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Chris Evans drives a Bedford Bus as he takes part in the 120th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on November 6, 2016 in Staplefield, England. Over 400 pre-1905 manufactured vehicles take part in the annual run from London to Brighton to commemorate the Emancipation Run of November 1896 which celebrated the raising of the speed limit from 4mph to 14 mph. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 17: Chris Evans sighted filming outside BBC Radio Two on December 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Harlem Mepham/FilmMagic)
BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Chris Evans greets awaiting crowd during the FAB1 Million drive from Land's End to John O'Groats on April 18, 2013 in Bristol, United Kingdom. FAB1 Million aims to raise one million pounds for Breast Cancer Care using a bespoke pink Rolls Royce Ghost with the original FAB1 Thunderbirds number plate, which is available for hire. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
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Evans officially joined Virgin Radio last month and quickly won praise from viewers. He told listeners he was 'grateful' to join the new network, after 13 years hosting at Radio 2.
Zoe Ball has stepped into his shoes over at Radio 2, with Ryan Clark-Neal replacing her previous Saturday slot at the same station.
On Evans first day at Virgin he revealed that Ball had sent him a good luck text the night before:
"Zoe, thanks for your text message last night. It was very sweet of you," he said.
Evans has also earned praise for his heartbreaking radio interview with the late Reverend Ruth Scott. The 60-year-old Radio 2 presenter, who died of cancer last week, gave her last broadcast with Evans and frankly discussed the realities of being terminally ill.
"I've got two or three weeks to live at most so we're in the middle of saying goodbyes with the family and thinking about how it is to be separating from one another.
"Death feels very weird at one level, but it feels very natural at another level," Scott told Evans.