Chris Evans to be new Top Gear presenter
16 June 2015
From the section UK
Chris Evans is known to be passionate about cars
TV and radio presenter Chris Evans will be the new Top Gear presenter, the BBC has announced.
Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his “favourite programme of all time”.
“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” he added.
He will replace Jeremy Clarkson, who was dropped after punching a producer while on location.
Evans, a car enthusiast, has signed a three-year deal to lead an all-new Top Gear line-up.
He said the programme was “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,” he added.
Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four Kim Shillinglaw said: “I am so delighted that Chris will be presenting the next series of Top Gear.
“His knowledge of and passion for cars are 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.
“Chris is a huge fan of Top Gear and has great respect for the craft and work ethic of one of the best production teams in the world.
“He knows the phenomenal attention to detail it takes to make a single sequence of Top Gear, let alone a whole series. He is already full of brilliant ideas and I can’t wait for him to get started.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment