Yesterday we learnt two big things about the nations favourite car show; one, the new presenter of the show will be Chris Evans, without co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond, and two, the final episode of season 22 will air on Sunday 28th June.
Chris Evans To Present Top Gear
We now know that Chris Evans will be the new host of the next generation of Top Gear, following the dismissal of Jeremy Clarkson. It appears that Chris Evans will be auditioning for co-hosts on the show after Richard and James declined continuing the show without lead man, Clarkson.
Let’s not forget that Chris Evans isn’t a new face to Top Gear as he has starred in the “reasonably priced car” previously, James May also borrowed his Ferrari California Spyder to feature on Top Gear some time ago.
Chris’ Top Gear reign will start after 28th June; when the final episode from the classic threesome goes out. You can see the quote below Chris gave to TopGear.com explaining his excitement being involved in the programme.
I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite 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. When in fact, of course, it’s anything but and that’s the genius of Top Gear’s global success, I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward. – Chris Evans
Clarkson Meets Evans
Before this was released, Clarkson and Evans met briefly and exchanged some jokes around the possibility of Evans taking the new presenter role.
What do you think of this? Is Chris Evans the right fit for the programme?