Television and radio presenter Chris Evans is all set to host the motoring show Top Gear, replacing Jeremy Clarkson, who was dropped in March 2015 after he physically attacked a producer stated the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in an official statement.
Kim Shillinglaw, controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, stated that Chris Evans was the perfect choice to take over their much loved show into the future.
Chris Evans too confirmed the news via Twitter as he wrote, “First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard and James are the greatest. And no I am not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show.”
Apparently, Chris Evans has signed a three year deal and will begin filming the new series in a few weeks time without Jeremy Clarkson’s co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May.
According to sources, Chris Evans, a car enthusiast, is thrilled to has got the job in his favorite program of all time.
“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward.” stated an elated Chris Evans.
BBC‘s Top Gear is shown in more than two hundred countries and is watched by three hundred and fifty million viewers worldwide with overseas sales worth about 50 million pounds ($80 million) a year.
BBC had announced in March 2015 that they would not be renewing host Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear contract after an investigation into a physical assault on a producer that required hospital treatment.
This fast paced and stunt filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers claims.
The hosts travel to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of.
Celebrity guests also appear on some episodes to help the guys test the vehicles. Things don’t always go as planned, though, with broken bones and mechanical mishaps sometimes part of the experiments.
The show first premiered on October 20, 2002.
Here’s wishing everyone at BBC and the new team of Top Gear all the best.
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