Date
28 May 2017
Chris Evans (left) interviews Jeremy Clarkson. Evans will lead a revamped Top Gear line-up in the BBC's top-rating car show. Photo: Internet
Chris Evans (left) interviews Jeremy Clarkson. Evans will lead a revamped Top Gear line-up in the BBC's top-rating car show. Photo: Internet

BBC names Jeremy Clarkson replacement for Top Gear

BBC has found a replacement for Jeremy Clarkson as host of its blockbuster car show Top Gear.

It said TV and radio personality Chris Evans will be the lead presenter of an all-new line-up.

Clarkson was suspended in March for assaulting a producer and was later fired.

The sacking triggered calls from fans for his reinstatement, inspiring an internet movement worldwide.

Evans said he is “thrilled” to get the job which he describes as his “favorite program of all time”.

He has signed a three-year deal with the BBC Two program after saying he was not interested.

The revamped show will not include Clarkson cohorts Richard Hammond and James May, according to BBC News.

Top Gear is watched by more than 350 million viewers worldwide and is one of the BBC’s biggest shows, with overseas sales worth an estimated £50 million (US$78.2 million) a year.

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