Chris Evans reveals real names of his twins after nicknaming babies Ping and Pong

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Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have announced the actual names of their twins after telling the world that they were called Ping and Pong.

On Thursday (20 September), the pair released a statement – read out on Evans’s Radio 2 Breakfast show by guest host Sara Cox - that referred to the twins as “Ping and Pong”, nicknames used by the couple throughout the pregnancy. Their actual names are Boo and Walt, Evans says.

The 52-year-old former Top Gear presenter has already returned to the Breakfast show, telling listeners: “Right now, we’re talking about babies. Boo and Walt.”

Evans confirmed that the names were not short for anything, adding: ”Mum’s doing very well, babies are splendid, sparkling. We are beyond blessed.”