Chris Evans reveals he no longer needs glasses after laser eye surgery – but wears them to ‘look like Chris Evans’ while filming – The Sun

HE’s sported his famous specs since he first shot to fame almost thirty years ago, but today Chris Evans admitted he doesn’t actually NEED his glasses.

The Virgin Radio host, 53, admitted on this morning’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show that since getting laser eye surgery he can see perfectly, but wears his iconic eyewear to look more like himself during filming.

Chris made the revelation while speaking to his guest, actress Ashley Jensen.

When Ashley said she couldn’t see because she didn’t have her glasses on, Chris lent her his, only for her to remark that the prescription was “quite mild”.

It was then that Chris confessed: “They are clear lenses, there is nothing in them.”

When Ashley, 49,  who was promoting Sky One series Agatha Raisin, expressed her surprise, he confirmed: “They are just see-through.”

The ginger presenter went on to explain the reason behind this.

He said: “What is happening is, these are my new frames right, but the lenses ain’t ready. But because this is filmed, they want me to look like me, so they have made me put these on.”

A shocked Ashley remarked: “I thought you had contact lenses.”

“No, I had laser eye surgery,” the former Big Breakfast host replied. “It’s a whole different story.”

Chris underwent laser eye surgery in September 2013, but Ashley wasn’t the only one stunned by today’s shock admission that he wears clear frames to make sure he is recognisable on camera.

One twitter user posted: “Well, it made me smile: Chris Evans had laser eye treatment but still wears glasses (with clear glass) coz people who film his Virgin radio show want him to look like Chris Evans (as just told by Chris Evans).”

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Aside from all the glasses chat, Ashley also made a admission of her own on today’s show as she revealed her son isn’t a fan of her work in Extras.

She told Chris: “This is funny, my son couldn’t sleep one night and he came downstairs and I had The Office on and I said, ‘You might like this and you have met Ricky – this is The Office. You might want to watch the one mum did with Ricky?’ and he went, ‘Ok, then’.

Ashley continued: “[I] put it on…the pretty good scene with Samuel L Jackson, and he sat there looking at it and silence, pause, [then said] ‘Please can we put The Office back on Mum?’”

The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show with Sky, weekdays from 6:30am.

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