Proud Chris Evans is father of the bride as he walks his daughter Jade down the aisle

  • Jade Ward married her mechanic beau on Saturday in Ascot, Berkshire
  • Evans was just 21 when he fathered Jade
  • Walked out on her mother Alison Ward to pursue a career
  • Has since reconciled with mother and daughter

Father of the bride: Chris Evans walked his daughter, Jade, down the aisle as she married mechanic boyfriend Callum

Father of the bride: Chris Evans walked his daughter, Jade, down the aisle as she married mechanic boyfriend Callum

He may be the king of the airwaves but Chris Evans rightly let his daughter take the spotlight yesterday as he gave her away in marriage.

The Radio 2 Breakfast Show host was the proud father at the wedding of Jade, 26, and her car mechanic boyfriend Callum at a church near the broadcaster’s home in Ascot, Berkshire.

The 47-year-old personality looked smart in a navy three-piece suit and tie as he posed alongside his stunning daughter, who opted for a white lace strapless dress. 

Jade finished off her wedding day outfit with a diamond tiara, pearls and a dainty bouquet of roses.

Prior to walking Jade down the aisle, Chris admitted to onlookers that he was suffering from severe case of nerves.

One bystander told the Mirror: 'He looked scared and was shaking slightly.

'Someone ­commented that he looked terrified. He replied, "Yes I am. I’m really in a panic".'

Among the guests at the ceremony were Chris' wife Natasha and their two sons, Noah, four, and one-year-old Eli, and Jade's mother Alison Ward.

Following the ceremony, Jade and her new husband drove off to their reception at her father's sprawling estate in Chris' famous pink Rolls-Royce Ghost, to a round of applause from guests and onlookers.

At the reception, guests including racing driver Jason Plato and ex chairman of Liverpool FC David Moores tucked into a cake made by The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood, who did not attend.

Jade was born when Evans was just 21.

More than a little nervous: Chris told onlookers he was terrified about his role as father of the bride
More than a little nervous: Chris told onlookers he was terrified about his role as father of the bride

More than a little nervous: Chris told onlookers he was terrified about his role as father of the bride

The happy couple: Jade and her new husband Callum

The happy couple: Jade and her new husband Callum

Dressed to impress: The bridesmaids wore pale pink and slate grey strapless dresses for the big day

Dressed to impress: The bridesmaids wore pale pink and slate grey strapless dresses for the big day

He has admitted walking away from her mother Alison to pursue his career but since then he and his daughter have been reconciled.

In his autobiography Evans admitted to being a selfish p**** for walking away from his ex-wife and daughter, and said that while he was too focused on himself and career, Alison was selfless.

Evans' daughter Jade spoke of how disappointed she was around the time of her 18th birthday that things weren't fully reconciled with her father, but now it appears they have some solid foundation.

Pretty as a princess: Jade looked incredible in her white strapless gown, which featured a long train

Pretty as a princess: Jade looked incredible in her white strapless gown, which featured a long train

Back in the day: Jade pictured with mother Alison in 1995

Back in the day: Jade pictured with mother Alison in 1995

When Alison made the decision to take herself and child back to her mother's house, Evans agreed that he wasn't ready for the responsibility, but did contribute financially to his daughter's upbringing.

Things have, however, improved over the years, with Evans stating that his current wife Natasha  has helped him maintain a relationship with his daughter.

It is believed that Jade moved into the gatehouse property on Evans' estate last year.

His rock: Chis and his wife Natasha Shishmanian

His rock: Chis and his wife Natasha Shishmanian

Happy family: Chris and Natasha are parents to four-year-old son Noah and Eli, now one, seen here in a picture shortly after his birth

Happy family: Chris and Natasha are parents to four-year-old son Noah and Eli, now one, seen here in a picture shortly after his birth


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