The BBC has announced British broadcaster Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead an all-new Top Gear lineup.
Chris Evans says: “I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite program of all time, 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.
“I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward.”
Production on the new series of Top Gear will start in the next few weeks with the BBC promising more information will be announced in due course.
— Top Gear (@BBC_TopGear) June 16, 2015
First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I'm not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) June 16, 2015
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