_83674700_83668852Nearly three months after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from BBC’s Top Gear, the show has announced Clarkson’s replacement.

Car enthusiast Chris Evans, host of BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show, has signed a three-year deal to become the new host of the long-running TV show, according to the Top Gear website. Now the question becomes who will join Evans for the show’s completely revamped lineup. Clarkson’s co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, have said they will not remain with Top Gear without Clarkson.

“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,” Evans said. “When in fact of course, it’s anything but and that’s the genius of ‘Top Gear’s’ global success.”

Production of the next round of Top Gear episodes will begin in a few weeks.

Read more on this developing story here and here.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.