Chris Evans Replaces Jeremy Clarkson as ‘Top Gear’ Host

Television and radio presenter Chris Evans will host motoring show Top Gear, replacing Jeremy Clarkson, who was dropped in March after he physically attacked a producer, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said on Tuesday.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Evans has signed a three-year deal and will begin filming in a few weeks time without Clarkson’s co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, the BBC said.

Evans, a car enthusiast, said he was thrilled to get the job in his “favorite program of all time”, the BBC reported.

“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” Evans said.

Referring to the popular BBC Radio 2 show that he presents, he tweeted: “And NO I’m not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show”.

BBC’s Top Gear is shown in more than 200 countries and is watched by 350 million viewers worldwide with overseas sales worth about 50 million pounds ($80 million) a year.

Details on the new co-hosts for the show are expected to be announced within the next week.

Author: Group Features Editor

James is the Group Features Editor for Agenda Daily managing the business, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and travel sections. After completing a degree in law, he decided that writing was his first love and has been a journalist for over three years working in magazines, TV, radio and online.

Share This Post On
  • suzzysiz

    About time!!!! We need a new face on top gear! Don’t get me wrong I love Jezzer but some of his programs were beginning to repeat themselves, plus I’m not a fan of domestic violence in the workplace or anywhere for that matter > Rant over! 😀