Virgin Radio host Chris Evans knocks on doors and asks to borrow phones after binning his mobile

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CHRIS Evans had a novel solution for calling his wife after ditching his mobile phone for good – saying he knocks on people’s doors and asks to use theirs.

The 53-year-old DJ told his Virgin Radio breakfast show listeners how he took a tip from the neighbourly old days when he needed to call his wife Natasha yesterday.

 Chris Evans knocks on doors when he needs to call his wife

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Chris Evans knocks on doors when he needs to call his wifeCredit: Rex Features

Callers had been puzzled when he said his wife had been texting him on sidekick Vassos Alexander‘s mobile, explaining he doesn’t have one.

He insisted: “I’m very happy without my phone. People say: ‘Yeah well you’re always using other people’s phones.’

“But I’m sure you have other people’s phones you can use too if you give it up.

“Here’s what I had to do yesterday because I was in on my own. I couldn’t use his phone so I had to walk down the street.

 The star, seen here in 2017, has binned his mobile phone

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The star, seen here in 2017, has binned his mobile phoneCredit: BackGrid

“You know in the olden days you used to knock on someone’s door and borrow a cup of sugar or whatever?

“I had to go two doors down because I knew they were in and go: ‘Hi, excuse me, could I please borrow your phone please?”

He said they replied: “Oh yes you don’t have a phone do you? course you can, there you go.”

Chris followed a string of stars including Simon CowellRobbie Williams and Elton John in chucking away his mobile.

 The Virgin Radio star uses other people's phones to call his wife Natasha

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The Virgin Radio star uses other people’s phones to call his wife NatashaCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun

He told listeners on the very first day of the new show in January: “I no longer have a phone… I don’t have one.

“It’s not in my glove compartment in my car, it’s not locked away, I don’t have zero screen hours, then allow myself on later.

“I don’t have a phone any more.”

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky is on Virgin Radio on weekdays from 6.30am

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