Nearly 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.