Chris Evans Is The New Top Gear Host And Everyone Is Disappointed

By : Rebecca Knight |


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Chris Evans has been unveiled as the new presenter of BBC show Top Gear after screen testing for the role and impressing bosses.

He of course replaces the outgoing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, with May and Hammond following the dismissed Clarkson out of the door.

Evans, a fairly unpopular choice, has been handed a three year deal by the BBC and you can imagine said deal is worth a few million for the presenter.


Evans claimed:

I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite programme 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.

For those interested, Clarkson’s final episode has been scheduled for the 28th June, so one final farewell can be said. Then it’s over to the DVD box sets.

The internet meanwhile have had their say and they are not happy. Obviously.