Guy Martin to replace Evans?
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.