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Chris Evans loaned cancer-battle pal £30K – but who was it?

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Chris-EvansBBC 1's One Show presenter Chris Evans gave best pal Danny Baker £30,000 as he struggled to pay bills while fighting throat and mouth cancer.


Baker, a Radio 5 regular was and a married dad-of-three hit trouble as he faced six months of radiotherapy.

He said: "I thought, 'How on earth am I going to keep everything going for six or seven months without any money?'

"In the end I did the only thing I could do - I rang Chris Evans and said, 'You're going to have to give me 30 grand'. And Chris did it in a heartbeat.

"I had no savings, so I borrowed money off Chris, and I've since been able to pay him back because we've re-mortgaged the house."

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