Radio presenter Chris Evans diagnosed with skin cancer | Chris Evans

Broadcaster Chris Evans has revealed that he has skin cancer.

Speaking on his show on Virgin Radio on Monday morning, he confirmed that the disease was detected in its early stages and he was told it was treatable.

He said: “We need to discuss what’s going on in this case. It’s skin cancer. There’s a phrase called malignant melanoma — you know as soon as you get something, you find out all about it — that’s a redundant phrase because if it’s skin cancer then it’s malignant.” But it was caught very early on, just, you know, it should be completely treatable.”

He added that his treatment would begin on September 14.

The keen runner said he was told he wouldn’t be able to exercise in the month following treatment, and joked that he wouldn’t do anything else until his appointment.

This comes four years after he revealed that he was worried about developing skin cancer after discovering unusual marks on his body.

The hot summer in the UK in 2019 raised concerns about high levels of UV radiation. Speaking at the time, he said: “I went and found some marks on my body that had been examined by a skin expert before Christmas and she said, ‘You have to come see me again, just because of your complexion.'”

Later I gave everything clear. He also spoke about prostate cancer concerns in 2015.

Evans joined Virgin Radio in 2018, on a high-profile poaching spin-off of BBC Radio 2’s breakfast programme. He ended up with an extended stay at the BBC, hosting The One Show and Top Gear. He rose to fame on Channel 4, presenting TFI Friday and The Big Breakfast.