Following the stunning announcement that Friends star Matt le Blanc will be joining Chris Evans to present the new, revamped series of Top Gear, rumours are circulating as to who might be joining them as the third presenter.
And, according to the Mirror, the producers of Top Gear are hoping that F1 star Eddie Jordan will be the latest person to join the new line-up.
The 67-year-old is an award winning race driver, who founded his own Formula One team – Jordan Grand Prix from 1991 to 2005 – and was the lead analyst of the BBC’s F1 coverage from 2009 to 2015. Quite the résumé.
Sources from the show have reportedly told the Mirror that ‘Irish Eddie’ is set to sign his contract for the show in the next couple of days, but it’s just a “formality”.
The BBC has thus far refused to comment on the third presenter role.
Apparently, Chris Evans and Jordan are long time friends and have known each other for decades, and Eddie’s expert knowledge would definitely be a major asset to the revamped show.
According to reports, the BBC is also planning to bring in German racing driver Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris to the new Top Gear, for a brand new five-person presenting team.
The new look team could even make their first appearance together as soon as next month, at an event in Liverpool, according to the Guardian.
Taking over from the classic crew of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the new team will have big shoes to fill but, with Jordan on board, the revamped motoring show would certainly have a heck of a lot more credibility.
Whether people will actually watch it, however, is another matter entirely…