BBC has announced that Chris Evans will be the lead presenter of the all-new “Top Gear” show. Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson. Read for more details.
The TV/ Radio personality Chris Evans would be the lead presenter of the all-new “Top Gear” line-up, replacing Jeremy Clarkson, declared the BBC. It is also reported that Evans has signed a three-year agreement with the “BBC Two” show. By “all-new” line-up, it means that Jeremy Clarkson, as well as his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond, would no longer be part of the series.
As per Chris’ statement, he was “thrilled” to be the presenter of his “favorite programme of all time.”
“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” said the 49-years-old car enthusiast Evans.
“First tweet as new ‘Top Gear’ host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I’m not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show,” tweeted Evans, as soon as the news was announced.
Kim Shillinglaw, controller of “BBC Two” and “BBC Four,” was excited about the news. She said that it is well known that Evans has great knowledge and passion for cars. She also added that Chris is familiar with the phenomenal attention to detail. She further added that the car enthusiast is having brilliant ideas.
While Evans’ good friend Jeremy Clarkson was the lead presenter of “Top Gear” in 2002, the motoring show inclined towards “tragic men who loved cars” rather than concentrating about cars. It is reported that in March, Jeremy was dropped from the show after he knocked a producer while on location.
Chris Evans, one of Britain’s most successful broadcasters, has immense passion for cars. We expect that he will successfully take the all-new “Top Gear” show forward with his knowledge and brilliant ideas.
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