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.
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.
So at the announcement of Chris Evans fronting the new series of top gear, my timeline blew up. I also won't be supporting the 'new' show.
— LOZ☺️ (@HUGEHammondFan) June 16, 2015
Chris Evans. Predictable, somewhat meh. More predictable casting will follow, & #TopGear will return to safe mediocrity. Your move Netflix.
— Sri Sritharan (@sris22) June 16, 2015
It's not that I don't like Chris Evans. It's that… I don't LIKE Chris Evans.
— Daniel Hardcastle (@DanNerdCubed) June 16, 2015
Chris Evans is hosting Top gear? Is this a joke? 😐
— Jade ♡ (@JadeStamate) June 16, 2015
Chris Evans has been revealed as new 'Top Gear' presenter. pic.twitter.com/YyrsUKEqHw
— Hallion Battalion (@thatweecafe) June 16, 2015
— Chris Mitchell (@chrismbbcsport) June 16, 2015