Chris Evans has revealed that he is now clear of skin cancer, just eight weeks after he was first diagnosed with the condition.

Back in August the Virgin Radio UK presenter, 57, shared that he had been diagnosed with the early stages of skin cancer.

He added that he had caught it quickly meaning it was “as treatable as cancer can possibly be”.

On Wednesday (September 20), he told listeners that he had lost a night of sleep over an email he had received about the cancer that was removed from his leg.

He said: “I didn’t sleep, hardly at all last night … two or three hours. A good night, I’ll get six, four or five and because I wake up every 90 minutes for my circadian rhythm, and I surrender to that now, actually I look forward to going back to sleep three times a night, because that’s where I live.

Barrhead News: Chris Evans had the email that his surgeon sent me read out live on airChris Evans had the email that his surgeon sent me read out live on air (Image: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

“But I never thought for a second you could lose a night’s sleep because of an email like this."

Chris Evans urges people to check for skin cancer

Evans showed co-presenters Vassos Alexander and Rachel Horne the email he had received from the consultant plastic surgeon.

Alexander read the email live on air saying: "I have forwarded the pathology report. It is excellent news. There is no residual disease. You have the all-clear.”

Speaking about the situation further Evans said: "I had a phone conversation with my dermatologist, and she told me that, obviously, the freckle that had moved, metastasised, was malignant, because the biopsy had come back, and that I would need treatment, and would have to have it removed. So we did, and that was last Thursday.

“And so, at quarter-to-four last Thursday, I had cancer and at quarter-to-five, I didn’t. And I just found that out last night. And that’s because time is your biggest weapon against it, if you have an abundance of it, and its biggest weapon against you if you have a lack of it.”

Evans urged people to go to their doctor if they think they might have skin cancer, saying: "If you’re worried about anything, just bear in mind the fact that eight weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer and now I don’t have it at all. At all.

“And that’s why you just need to attend to things. And it’s really tough, because for years I was the guy who wouldn’t go anywhere near that. But you know, times have changed, thank God.”