Chris Evans has gained the support of previous Top Gear’s presenters, following the announcement that he would now be hosting the BBC show.
Evans has agreed to a three-year contract on one of the BBC’s most popular international programmes. Top Gear regularly attracts 350 million viewers worldwide.
Richard Hammond, former host, “didn’t blame Evans” for taking the job and wished him well.
Jeremy Clarkson (who left the show after punching a producer) wished him “the best of luck”.
Speaking about the future of Top Gear, Evans claimed he would seek “evolution, not revolution”. This would “absolutely” include a woman presenter in the new line-up. The former presenter of T.F.I Friday stressed that this would not be “for the sake of it”.
He continued, “we’ll look at what we have to put in, what we need to put in, and then we’ll see what we might want to put in”.
The current BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter was keen to reiterate that he fully intended to remain the host of the radio programme.
By Hal Breen