It's Official — Chris Evans is Your New 'Top Gear' Host
There have been plenty of rumors about who will be replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, but now the matter is settled. The BBC has announced that Chris Evans will be taking Clarkson's place as the show's new host. Evans has signed a 3-year contract to host and produce the show with production set to begin in the coming weeks. That would make you think they've got all three presenters lined up, but there have been no announcements about who will join him in this new venture. This all comes after Evans denied that he was in the running and claimed that there was no way it was going to happen. Looks like something changed and now he's going to be at the helm. RELATED: See Jeremy Clarkson's 11 Best Top Gear Moments
According to the BBC, Evans 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, it's anything but and that's the genius of Top Gear's global success."
Evans spoke about his new gig on his Radio 2 breakfast show, saying that he texted Clarkson, Hammond, and May to let them know ahead of the announcement. They all wished him luck. Evans also said that there are plans to have a woman join the Top Gear line-up and that she will be someone who really knows cars, not just a woman for the sake of things. As for his other gigs, Evans plans to remain host of Radio 2's breakfast show.
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