Who Could Take The Driving Seat on Top Gear?

After Chris Evans quit the revamped Top Gear after just 6 episodes, we look at the candidates in line to replace him.

Jensen Button


The F1 driver is certainly a fan-favourite, plus he seemed like a natural presenter when he appeared on the show earlier on this year. Would he be ready to give up the racing lifestyle for a spot on the world’s biggest car show?

Dermot O’Leary


It does seem like the BBC have been warming Dermot up for the Top Gear job when they chose him to front a new motoring show ‘The Getaway Car’ earlier on this year. Arguably the best TV presenter in the UK (if you exclude Ant & Dec, obviously) – would X Factor commitments get in the way though?

Guy Martin


A proper motoring person – much more so than Chris Evans. Guy has been there and done it, and his fearless attitude would add an extra dimension to the show. He’s a firm favourite with the shows audience and apparently turned down the opportunity to join Chris Evans on this series, but he claims it may be something for the future saying; “I don’t think I’d be able to get the time off work! I don’t want to try and be the man who replaced Jeremy Clarkson, but never say never.”

James Martin


It’s believed that the TV chef quit presenting Saturday Kitchen because he was angry at the fact he wasn’t offered the Top Gear job. He’s known for his love of classic cars, but that is also the reason Evans was chosen – and look how that turned out!

David Cameron


Well, he’s going to have more time on his hands soon won’t he?




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