Chris Evans is the new Top Gear host

Well the mystery is over. TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced.

Chris Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his favourite programme of all time.

 

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Evans was “not interested in the job”

 

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

Clarkson was dropped in March after fracas with a producer while on location.
Evans, who has signed a three-year deal with the BBC Two show, had been tipped to replace Clarkson but had previously insisted that “he was not interested in the job”. Oh well.