Chris Evans reveals how Gerry Ryan changed his life in Ireland 5 years ago

Chris Evans reveals how Gerry Ryan changed his life in Ireland

In case you've missed it, Top Gear's new host Chris Evans has been down in Kerry this weekend with his partner Matt LeBlanc, filming footage for the show's latest season.

Evans has had some very kind things to say about the Kingdom, but his emotional affiliation with Ireland doesn't stop there.

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Speaking to The Independent, Evans revealed that the late Gerry Ryan in 1997 inspired him to buy his own radio station.

While on a vacation to the Ring of Kerry, Evans' life plans were deeply impacted by listening to Ryan. He is quoted as saying: "It was because I was listening to Gerry Ryan, he was amazing, and when I returned to England I bought a radio station because of him. So Kerry has so many fond and happy memories for me. Gerry was the best of the best, he's sadly missed."

High praise for the RTÉ 2fm DJ.