Chris Evans gets emotional as he joins teenage cancer survivors at boat BBQ after celebrating recovery

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CHRIS Evans admitted he got emotional as he joined teenage cancer survivors celebrating recovery by going sailing with pals.

The Virgin Radio host presented live from the Isle of Wight today where the charity Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust was founded.

 Chris Evans with Dame Ellen MacArthur this morning
Chris Evans with Dame Ellen MacArthur this morning

The organisation, created by Dame Ellen MacArthur. takes young people aged between eight and 24 for a week of activities after beating cancer.

Chris explained: “The format for the kids is that they arrive on the Monday and leave on the Thursday.

“It’s four nights on board the boat and then they have this BBQ farewell which I’ve seen.

“I had to go and have a little moment for myself because I got so emotional.

 The presenter admitted he needed a moment because he was overcome with emotion

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The presenter admitted he needed a moment because he was overcome with emotion
 Ellen invited Chris to experience the farewell party for the kids where he got emotional

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Ellen invited Chris to experience the farewell party for the kids where he got emotional

“I knew some of the situations and challenges of the kids. But they were literally having the time of their lives.”

The event helps to rebuild the cancer survivors’ confidence after beating the disease.

Dame Ellen MacArthur said: “When a young person is diagnosed with cancer they have their entire world pulled out from underneath them and lose all their confidence and their courage.

 Chris presented live from Monaco last week where he caught up with Red Bull Racing's Christian Horner

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Chris presented live from Monaco last week where he caught up with Red Bull Racing’s Christian Horner

“They fight their illness and then they finish their treated and they’re just expected to get back on with normal life.

“They don’t have a normal life anymore so that’s when we step in.

“We take the young people out on boats across the water to help put the pieces of the puzzle back together and be with people who get it, and understand.”


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