Top Gear: BBC Two boss ‘excited and terrified’ about future
28 August 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw has said she is “really excited” but also “terrified” about Top Gear’s future with Chris Evans as presenter.
Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival she revealed the hit car show’s next series would be “really different”, following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson.
Shillinglaw said she could not think of a better person than Evans, with his passion for cars, to front the show.
She also said Clarkson’s controversial exit had been “a very sad episode”.
Shillinglaw told an audience at the festival that she would always be “fond” of Clarkson and his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May and had “great respect for their craft skills.”
Clarkson’s BBC contract was not renewed following a “fracas” involving a producer on the Top Gear team. Since then he, May and Hammond have since signed a lucrative deal to front a motoring show for Amazon Prime.
Source:: BBC Entertainment