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Chris Evans to host One Show at Villa

Chris Evans will present The One Show from the Villa Marina in Douglas next week (Ian West/PA Wire)

Chris Evans will present The One Show from the Villa Marina in Douglas next week (Ian West/PA Wire)

  • by Adrian Darbyshire
 

The BBC’s The One Show will be broadcast live from the Villa Marina in Douglas for the handover of the Commonwealth Games baton.

Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans and The One Show regular Alex Jones will host the event on Friday, May 16, from the balcony of the Villa Marina.

The Queen launched the baton relay at Buckingham Palace in October at the start of its 118,000-mile journey to all Commonwealth nations and territories.

The broadcast from the Villa will look at the island’s preparations for the Games and focus on our passion for sport and cycling in particular.

It will include interviews with Team Isle of Man competitors and youth cyclists who have dreams of one day representing the island at the Commonwealth Games

Manx cyclists Anna and Mark Christian will bring the baton on to the stage at the Villa. Anna was recently named the under 21s Sportswoman of the Year and in August won the British Junior Women’s Road Race title. Brother Mark won bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

The baton, accompanied by Clyde, the official Glasgow 2014 mascot, arrives here on the morning of May 16 from the Guernsey and Jersey legs of the relay. It will leave on Monday, May 19, and continue its journey with the next stop being Northern Ireland. The opening ceremony of the Games in Glasgow takes place on July 23.

One Show producer Ed Wells said: ‘Chris Evans will be doing his radio show in London in the morning and making his way to the Isle of Man by hook or by crook ready for when we go live at 7pm. Alex Jones will be flying over that morning. Everything is in the planning stage at the moment but we will be highlighting cycling in the island.’

On the same night as The One Show broadcast there will be a fundraising event for Team Isle of Man at the Villa Marina.

 

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