Guy Martin to re­place Evans?

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TV and Ra­dio pre­sen­ter Chris Evans has quit Top Gear after just six episodes – and one ex- TG pre­sen­ter is al­ready nam­ing his suc­ces­sor.

CCW colum­nist and ex-TG pre­sen­ter Steve Berry is tip­ping Guy Martin to suc­ceed Chris. Guy Martin is a mo­tor­cy­cle racer and TV pre­sen­ter famed for his down to earth style. Steve says: ‘Like Michael Gove, Guy Martin may say that “it’s a job I never asked, wanted or imag­ined I would do” but cometh the hour, cometh the tead­rink­ing, mo­tor­cy­cle-rac­ing owner of the best mut­ton chops in all of Lin­colnshire.’

Evans took to so­cial me­dia web­site

Twit­ter on 4 July to pub­licly quit. He tweets: ‘Step­ping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but some­times that’s not enough. The team are be­yond bril­liant, I wish them all the best.’

Top Gear’s view­ing fig­ures crashed to an all-time low of 1.9 mil­lion for its se­ries fi­nale of 3 July. Pun­dits pointed out that Evans has more Twit­ter fol­low­ers (2.3mil­lion) than he did view­ers.

The book­mak­ers also fancy Guy to take over, with Lad­brokes of­fer­ing 5/1 odds. Steve Coogan is also at 5/1, and Jodie Kidd at 10/1.

Who’s next? Book­ies and CCW’s’s Steve Berry tip Guy Martin (right) for the Top Gear job.

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