BBC Announce Chris Evans as Next Host of Top Gear

BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host, Chris Evans, will be a new presenter on Top Gear.

Evans signed and three-year deal and will lead and all-new lineup for the show.

“I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite programme of all time,” Evans said. “Created by a host of brilliant minds who love cars and understand how to make the massively complicated come across as fun, devil-may-care and effortless. When in fact, of course, it’s anything but and that’s the genius of Top Gear’s global success.”

Chris went on to say: “I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward.”

Evans, a renowned collector of white Ferraris, takes over after Jeremy Clarkson was fired and co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond decided to not renew their contracts.

Clarkson has already reached out to Evans and given his blessing. James May did likewise, tweeting: “Well: best of luck to @achrisevans and the future of Top Gear (b. 1977). That’s a ballsy call, frankly, and to be admired.”

BBC also confirmed that production on the new series of Top Gear will start in the next few weeks.

What do you think about Chris Evans hosting Top Gear? Will you give the new show a try?

Consumer Expert Mike Ratcliffe

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