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Chris Evans wants Nick Grimshaw to host 'TFI Friday'

Chris Evans wants Nick Grimshaw to host 'TFI Friday'

Chris Evans wants Nick Grimshaw to host 'TFI Friday'.

The 49-year-old presenter - who fronted the series from 1996 to 1999 - described the BBC Radio 1 DJ as the "future" of the show, which is yet to announce a permanent return after ending in 2000, during tonight's one-off special (12.06.15).

As Nick, 30, and the former BBC Radio 2 host joked about failing to tune in to each other's breakfast shows, Chris said: "Nick is the future of this show. I think if this show comes back he is the one."

However, Chris' preference quickly sparked a storm on Twitter with many fans of the iconic 90s series slamming his choice of presenter.

One user wrote: "Death warrant signed for #TFIFriday if Grimshaw is involved!"

While another said: "What!? No Chris... NO! If #TFIFriday returns as a series it cannot be Nick Grimshaw that hosts it! It has to be Chris Evans!"

Meanwhile, the rest of the Channel 4 programme featured a star studded line-up of 90s favourites and kicked off with Blur performing their hit 'Coffee and TV'.

Liam Gallagher also made an appearance and was joined on stage by The Who's Roger Daltrey, original Oasis guitarist Bonehead, The Who and ex-Oasis drummer Zak Starkey and Lightening Seeds frontman Ian Broudie to perform The Who's 1965 track 'My Generation'.

Years & Years also performed after being introduced by Nick who joined them on stage alongside Rita Ora, Ricky Wilson and Stephen Merchant, who had all previously taken part in the speed dating round of the show.