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Lee Evans seen in public for first time in years since retiring from comedy

Lee Evans seen in public for first time in years since retiring from comedy

The frenetic funnyman retired from comedy in 2014, with Lee Evans keeping away from the spotlight ever since.

It’s been almost a decade since comedian Lee Evans retired from the spotlight, with the funnyman making a rare public appearance earlier this week.

Making his way through the iconic Covent Garden Market, the former comic enjoyed a rare night out with his wife, Heather Nudds.

Keeping away from the spotlight, the 59-year-old hasn’t been seen in public for years – with him last appearing in public on a bike ride in 2021.

The funnyman has shunned the spotlight since retiring.
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Wearing a chic stone-colour suit, he waved to fans as he made his way to The Delaunay restaurant in London.

Adding a pop, Evans added a blue shirt with matching round-rim glasses and a pocket square on the rare public outing with his wife.

Not to be outdone by her other half, Heather also wore a classic cream colour blazer with a light-patterned dress and pink-toned handbag.

Though Mousetrap star was friendly with fans and photographers, Evans has avoided the spotlight in the years following his shock retirement.

Back in 2014, he suddenly quit showbiz despite an incredible career on stage and screen – with his zany comedy.

He even broke into Hollywood with There’s Something About Mary and The Fifth Element in the late nineties.

Despite this, Evans felt like he’d come to the end of the road and made the announcement during The Jonathan Ross Show.

“This is it,” he told a surprised audience: “I ain't doing nothing. I'm going to go and see my wife, I'm going to give her a big hug and said, 'I am yours.'”

He added: “I've come to a junction in my life where - please forgive me if it sounds very narcissistic - I've done musicals and plays and films and stand-up and you sort of get to a point where you go, 'I don't know what else to do next'.”

Evans appeared in London with his wife, Heather.
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Despite his obvious devotion to his wife, many fans have been begging for the funnyman to return to the limelight.

Prior to retiring, the comic carved out a 20-year-long career for himself with his often frantic set and went out to sell arenas across the country – including Wembley.

At the height of his fame, he perform for over 10,000 people at the Manchester Arena – solidifying his status as Britain’s best-loved comic.

Despite this, Evans became frustrated with fame and now lives a quiet life in Essex with his wife Heather.

The couple have been married since 1984 and share one daughter, Molly, together.

We’re glad he eventually found happiness with his family.

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Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film