Top Gear Holds Open Auditions, You Could Be the Next Host!

A few weeks ago, the hosting duty talent pool for the next-generation of Top Gear looked fairly certain – three very accomplished celebrities However, newly confirmed Top Gear host Chris Evans is turning that notion on its head. In an invitation posted to the Top Gear website, Evans has announced that the BBC motoring program will hold open auditions to fill the remaining host positions, and he’s looking to fans to answer the call. “The way Richard and James were found was by auditioning, so what we’re going to do is hold auditions,” writes Evans. “Not just for famous people, ex-famous people, up-and-coming famous people, but for people who are watching the show.” RELATED: Richard Hammond's Top Gear Challenge BMW M3 is Up for Auction That could be you. There are however a few stipulations. Evans stresses that applicants must be over the age of 16 and don't need to have had hosting experience in the past, but must know something about cars. “You can be a mechanic, you can be an amateur racing car driver, you can be a guy who’s a fireman but who’s been building his own Land Rover in his shed for five years, but you’ve got to know about cars.” So how does one apply? The BBC will announce specific submission details on Friday, though Evans notes that applicants should record a short video, under 30 seconds in length. “It should just be you, to camera from the waist up. No stunts, no gimmicks.” Selected candidates will audition in-person for Evans and the Top Gear crew. Further, the call for auditions noted there were no guarantees a member of the public would receive a position, and left the motoring show’s future hosting format up for question as well. RELATED: Watch the Ferrari LaFerrari Finally Lap the Top Gear Track ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide