It’s Official! Chris Evans Is The New Host Of Top Gear

Chris Evans Is The New Host Of Top Gear

TV and radio presenter Chris Evans is officially going to follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May with a three-year deal to host “Top Gear” putting the brakes on weeks of speculation over who will front the popular motoring show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking.
 
The Radio 2 DJ was revealed to be replacing Jeremy Clarkson in an official BBC statement last night, despite saying that he would "never run for office" after Clarkson was sacked following a "fracas" with a producer in March. The statement from the corporation said: "We're announcing today that Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead an all-new Top Gear line-up."
 
Evans, who currently hosts the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show and the One Show, said: “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 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.”
 
Evans confirmed on Twitter he will continue to host his radio breakfast show – but made no mention of the One Show. “First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I'm not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show” he tweeted.

..... Devashree Goenka