Chris Evans is the New Top Gear Host
In a move that I predicted (and hinted at, I think), Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, 49, has been announced as the new host in a deal worth £3 million. A new line-up of co-hosts will be joining Evans on the BBC’s flagship show.
I’ve been told Chris Evans pursued after the presenting spot after it became apparent former main host Jeremy Clarkson would unequivocally not be returning. Richard Hammond and James May were offered the chance to return with Evans, but declined almost immediately.