The BBC has announced Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to host Top Gear.

Little is known about the revamped series but the BBC said production will start in the "next few weeks and more information will be announced in due course."

In a statement, the radio personality said "I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favorite program of all time. 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."  He went on to praise his predecessors by saying "I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward."

Gallery: Chris Evans to host the new Top Gear, filming will start in a few weeks

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