Chris Evans in the driver’s seat: The Top Gear triumvirate has officially tumbled!
There’s a reason you should never say never. Case in point: British broadcaster Chris Evans. In March, he rubbished rumours that he would be replacing Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Top Gear; going as far as to say reports to the effect were “absolute nonsense.” In fact, the popular radio jockey said, “That’s never going to happen;” before barely pausing to sign a three-year deal to present the adored motoring show!
While we enjoy those famous last words, we can’t help but relish the chance to point out that the media is always maligned for rushing into print with unsubstantiated stories, yet here’s proof that there’s generally no smoke without fire.
Back to the subject of Top Gear though; it seems former hosts Richard Hammond and James May will not be returning to feature in the new series alongside Evans — so it is officially the end of an era. And while we’re happy to give Top Gear 2.0 a fair chance when it makes its comeback, we simply cannot resist another tiny dig. BBC’s Kim Shillinglaw took a moment to welcome Chris Evans and confirm the news with this statement: “I’m so delighted that Chris will be presenting the next series of Top Gear. His knowledge of and passion for cars is well-known, and combined with his sheer inventiveness and cheeky unpredictability he is the perfect choice to take our much-loved show into the future.” If the BCC still wants ‘sheer inventiveness and cheeky unpredictability,’ they should just have continued to tolerate motormouth Clarkson. We can’t think of a more cheeky or unpredictable gent; can you?
Image Credit: mirror.co.uk, timeinc.net