Lee Evans, 57, was first seen in public about a year ago while going cycling in Essex.

Lee Evans was first seen in public for nearly a year on Wednesday while on his bike ride in Essex, seven years after retiring from Showbiz.

The comedian, 57, cut a casual figure in a black polo shirt and dark gray pants while enjoying riding his electric bike in a rare sight.

Lee shocked fans in 2014 when he announced that he was retiring from stand-up comedy to spend more time with his wife Heather Nodes and their daughter Molly.

RARE WATCHING: Lee Evans was first seen in public for the first time in nearly a year on Wednesday on his bike ride in Essex, seven years after retiring from Showbiz

The star looked content and relaxed as he worked out on his bike, adding a blue hat, black sneakers, and sunglasses to his sporty look.

Nor was Lee wearing his wedding ring during a solo outing.

The MouseHunt representative was last seen in public when he went racing in Essex in September last year, days after his 37th wedding anniversary.

Outside: The comedian, 57, cuts a casual figure in a black polo shirt and dark gray pants as he enjoys riding his electric bike in a rare sight.

Outside: The comedian, 57, cuts a casual figure in a black polo shirt and dark gray pants as he enjoys riding his electric bike in a rare sight.

The life and career of Lee Evans

1964Lee was born in Bristol to an Irish mother, Shirley, and a Welsh father, Dave

1975: The family moved to Essex

late seventies: Lee moves to Yorkshire and becomes the drummer for the punk rock band The Forgotten Five

1981: Lee meets Heather at the fairgrounds in Belericai

1983: The couple tied the knot

90s: Lee rises to fame with his energetic performance.

1993He won the Perrier Prize for Comedy for his work at the Edinburgh Festival

1995: Lee made his acting debut in Funny Bones and stars in The Fifth Element and Mouse Hunt two years later

2004: First appeared in Endgame and The Producers

2005: Lee broke the world record for a solo act by the largest comedian audience – 10,108 people at Manchester Arena

2008: During his big tour he performed over 500,000 people on 59 dates. The tour’s DVD sold 1 million copies

2011The record-breaking 67th British Roadrunner Tour sells history selling 911,000 DVDs and 733,000 tickets. The net cost of the trip is 12.9 million pounds

2014Lee announces his retirement

The last outing marked the first time Lee had been seen in public, with the exception of last year’s race, for some time.

The comedian briefly came out of retirement in 2018 to appear in Pinter Three while appearing in Wither Would You Go? last year.

Also in 2017, he walked the red carpet at the Kenny Premiere in Liverpool, but that’s when he was in the spotlight.

Lee confirmed his retirement from stand-up comedy during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2014.

On the show, he told Jonathan that the death of his manager, Addison Cresswell, “set the record straight.”

‘I don’t know,’ he said, ‘I’ve come to a crossroads in my life where – please forgive me, it sounds so narcissistic – I’ve done musicals and plays and movies and I’ve done and will get to a bit where you go I don’t know what to do next.

He added: ‘I want to go and see my wife, she deserves my time, I’ve been working hard.’

Ross asked how long he planned to continue his job, to which he replied, “I am talented. that’s it…

‘Been completed. this is the end. I do nothing.’

Lee continued, “All I did was work and Addison would always put his arm around me and say, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you. decent “…

My dad would always tell me, ‘You have to work’ so I was constantly working out and doing comedy tours.

“I think I’ve ignored my madam for too long, and I want to spend more time with her.”

According to The Richest, Lee’s net worth is around £5.6 million.

His tours regularly break records, with his big tour in 2008 seeing the star perform for over 500,000 people on 59 dates. The tour’s DVD sold 1 million copies.

His Love: The comedian announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in 2014, citing his desire to spend more time with his wife Heather Nodes and their daughter Molly (the couple, pictured in 2011)

His Love: The comedian announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in 2014, citing his desire to spend more time with his wife Heather Nodes and their daughter Molly (the couple, pictured in 2011)

Reason: He told me about his retirement:

Reason: He told me of his retirement: “I want to go see my wife, she’s worth my time, I’ve been working hard” (Pictured on Jonathan Ross in 2014)

In 2011, the record-breaking 67-history British Roadrunner Tour sold 911,000 DVDs and 733,000 tickets.

The tour brought in 12.9 million pounds.

He has also starred in a bunch of movies, including the blockbuster The Fifth Element and There’s Something About Mary.

Success: His tours are regularly breaking records, with his big tour in 2008 seeing the star perform for over 500,000 people on 59 dates.  The tour's DVD sold 1 million copies (pictured in 2008)

Success: His tours are regularly breaking records, with his big tour in 2008 seeing the star perform for over 500,000 people on 59 dates. The tour’s DVD sold 1 million copies (pictured in 2008)

Long career: Lee has had a long-standing and highly successful career spanning over 25 years (filmed at The Hippodrome Show in 1989)

Long career: Lee has had a long-standing and highly successful career spanning over 25 years (filmed at The Hippodrome Show in 1989)

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