Classic car enthusiast and TV presenter Chris Evans has been confirmed as the next lead host for the Top Gear TV show
After categorically denying that he was in the running for the position earlier in the year, TV and Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans has announced that he is to take over from Jeremy Clarkson as the lead host for the BBC’s Top Gear.
The self-confessed car-nut, and owner of a substantial classic car collection had remained tight-lipped about the decision until the BBC released the news. The BBC has confirmed that Evans has signed a three-year deal to host the show, leading ‘an all-new line-up’. This confirms that neither James May nor Richard Hammond will be returning to film any new Top Gear episodes.
The hugely successful TV program – said to bring in more than 350million viewers from around the world – was put on ice following an incident where Clarkson punched one of the show’s producers following a day of filming. Clarkson was later fired from the show.
Filming is set to start in the next few weeks, with more news on the other presenters expected to follow shortly.