Tabloid reports claim that the DJ and ex-Top Gear presenter is now attempting to bring a quiz classic back to TV.
The Mirror’s 3am gossip column is reporting that, after he recently revisited his own TFI Friday format, Chris Evans is currently trying to strike a deal with Channel 4 or 5 to bring Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush back to our screens.
The show, which – after a faltering gestation period – ran for two seasons in 1994 and 1995, was the first fruits of Evans’ Ginger Productions.
The format, which required the audience to come with packed bags so they we prepared to leave on the star prize holiday immediately after the show, was a very successful one for the presenter. It was also very lucrative, after being recreated in many territories across the world and no-doubt bumped up the price of Ginger when it was sold to STV in 1999.
Now, in the wake of his less-than-successful stint following Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, it would seem that the presenter/producer is keen to resurrect the successful show. Indeed, ‘sources’ quoted in The Mirror say that the team want the format to be very close to that of the original, though there is also talk of big cash prizes.
Evans, of course, left Toothbrush and Channel 4 in 1996 to return to radio and host the Radio 1 breakfast show. He would later return there with the even more successful TFI Friday. He currently hosts the breakfast show on Radio 2.