CHRIS Evans has thanked the "amazing team" at Frimley Park Hospital after the birth of his twins - a boy and a girl.

"Ping and Pong arrived safe and well last night," announced the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host, using his and wife Natasha Shishmanian’s "working title" for the unborn babies.

"Both healthy, both strong, happy and blessed, as was mum throughout," he added.

"Infinite thanks to the amazing team at Frimley Park Hospital, amazing people, amazing professionals, helping dreams come true. Thank you."

Evans’ announcement was read out live on the Radio 2 breakfast show on Thursday morning, which is being hosted by Sara Cox in his absence. His wife gave birth after being induced on Wednesday.

The DJ continued: "Ping popped her head out at 10.10pm, Pong popped his head out 12 minutes later at 22 minutes past 10.

Evans and Shishmanian, who married in 2007, also have sons Noah, nine, and six-year-old Eli and Evans has an older daughter, Jade, from a previous relationship.