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BBC announce Chris Evans as Jeremy Clarkson’s replacement on Top Gear

Chris Evans has been unveiled as the new host of the BBc’s Top Gear show after previously ruling himself out. Shortly after Jeremy Clarkson was fired by the BBC Evans took to twitter to categorically deny that he was taking the job, but after 97 days (and a reportedly £3 million pay check) it seems that Chris has changed his mind.

Evans insisted that he only agreed to host the iconic car show after being told that James May and Richard Hammond had decided to quit the show completely. Last night Evans tweeted out “First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard and James are the greatest. And NO I’m not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show.”

He will lead an all new line-up on Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from the show earlier this year for assaulting a producer on location, and James May and Richard Hammond quit the show last week.

On his radio show, Evans told his listeners that he was asked to take over on the show last week and assured his listeners ‘I promise I will look after it.’

It is not yet known who will replace May and Hammond on the revamped show, but Evans has decided to lead the show, saying: “It’s the biggest television show in the world, it’s my favourite TV show of all time.”

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