TV star Chris Evans loans his Ferraris to strangers for charity at Chewton Glen in New Forest

Chris Evans at the Chewton Glen Hotel this morning.

Chris Evans at the Chewton Glen Hotel this morning.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Features Writer

TV star Chris Evans handed over the keys of his treasured multi-million pound collection of Ferraris to strangers in Hampshire today.

Chris auctioned off a scenic road trip in his luxury sports cars for Children in Need raising £1.5 million for the charity.

This morning the star himself broadcast his Radio 2 Breakfast Show live from the New Forest's luxury hotel Chewton Glen before roaring off with the Magnificent Seven winners.

Each winner and co-driver of the Magnificent Seven Breakfast Show Drive and Dine, which is now in its fourth year, will head across the countryside and each couple will get to drive all the cars.

Chris handed over the keys to five of his Ferraris which were added to a further six loaned for the event.

They will head across the countryside taking in various landmarks.

The collection of Ferraris included a 288 GTO, limited edition SA Aperta, legendary F40 and a one-off, multi-million pound 250 GT.

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10:52am Fri 29 Jun 12

flatulence hero says...

Is his brain located in his groin?
Is his brain located in his groin? flatulence hero
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11:13am Fri 29 Jun 12

Solomon's Boot says...

flatulence hero wrote:
Is his brain located in his groin?
Who cares? he's raised a fortune!

Good for him!
[quote][p][bold]flatulence hero[/bold] wrote: Is his brain located in his groin?[/p][/quote]Who cares? he's raised a fortune! Good for him! Solomon's Boot
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12:30pm Fri 29 Jun 12

thankfully not a PO postcode says...

no his brain is clearly located in his heart !!! good going Chris x
no his brain is clearly located in his heart !!! good going Chris x thankfully not a PO postcode
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1:04pm Fri 29 Jun 12

cityboy74 says...

Legendary ! These cars are meant to be driven, not in a secure lock up being stared at. Great going, This really is chris giving something back , ie taking money off rich people to drive these fantastic cars and all proceeds to going to charity , win , win situation.
Legendary ! These cars are meant to be driven, not in a secure lock up being stared at. Great going, This really is chris giving something back , ie taking money off rich people to drive these fantastic cars and all proceeds to going to charity , win , win situation. cityboy74
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1:07pm Fri 29 Jun 12

ottostrasser says...

Dont know whos worst Chris Evans the talentless ego or the fawning fools who would get excited about driving someone elses car for a couple of minutes.
And dont tell me its for charity if anyone really gave a whatsit about these causes they would just donate money without it involving an attention seeking publicity stunt.
Dont know whos worst Chris Evans the talentless ego or the fawning fools who would get excited about driving someone elses car for a couple of minutes. And dont tell me its for charity if anyone really gave a whatsit about these causes they would just donate money without it involving an attention seeking publicity stunt. ottostrasser
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1:32pm Fri 29 Jun 12

Condor Man says...

Chris Evans is a rare breed, a true philanthropist in an age of greed.
Chris Evans is a rare breed, a true philanthropist in an age of greed. Condor Man
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1:33pm Fri 29 Jun 12

jimmy.little says...

looks like a cross between Noel Edmonds and Rolf Harris in that pic
looks like a cross between Noel Edmonds and Rolf Harris in that pic jimmy.little
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2:54pm Fri 29 Jun 12

ottostrasser says...

Condor Man wrote:
Chris Evans is a rare breed, a true philanthropist in an age of greed.
I trust you are being ironic.
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Chris Evans is a rare breed, a true philanthropist in an age of greed.[/p][/quote]I trust you are being ironic. ottostrasser
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3:06pm Fri 29 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

Can't say I'm a fan of Mr Evans, but fair play to him!
Can't say I'm a fan of Mr Evans, but fair play to him! IronLady2010
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