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DJGM2,526 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
Finding it slightly amusing that people across the pond are thinking the actor that plays Captain America in certain comic book super-hero based movies, is the one taking over the main presenter role on Top Gear, just because he has the same name!
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" on Roch Valley Radio is on temporary hiatus due to admin delays with the local NHS Trust. Long story!
Charlie Wells3,601 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Article relating to his radio 2 comments and later interview with 5 live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33162666

Unsurprisingly it mentions "Evans also said there will "absolutely" be a woman in the new Top Gear line-up", which fits in with Tony Hall's / BBC's policy of avoiding all male line-ups and marks a change in the show. Hopefully whoever it is will also be a petrol head or of a motoring background, to ensure they're not perceived as being a 'token woman'. The article does go on to mention "Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry featured prominently in the audience of Evans' TV show TFI Friday last week".

The article also mentions that James May may still be involved with the show, as Evans is apparently meeting up with him over the next day or so.
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noggin12,344 posts since 26 Jun 2001

The article also mentions that James May may still be involved with the show, as Evans is apparently meeting up with him over the next day or so.


Of all the Top Gear presenters, James May is the one with a pretty popular BBC Two-centric career, so I can imagine he will want to continue to have a productive relationship with the channel whatever else he does with Hammond and Clarkson.
davidhorman1,651 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
Suzi Perry is the only person I can think of who has done a Top Gear style programme without actually having done Top Gear before.


Related: Suzi Perry to host new Robot Wars-inspired show replacing Top Gear's regular Sunday night slot

On the subject of potential female Top Gear presenters - not that I ever watch it - what about Jodie Kidd? She's into her cars and presented something with Quentin Wilson this year.
noggin12,344 posts since 26 Jun 2001

On the subject of potential female Top Gear presenters - not that I ever watch it - what about Jodie Kidd? She's into her cars and presented something with Quentin Wilson this year.


She knows her cars, but not sure she's got much in the way of presenting ability.
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