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So who is going to replace Jeremy Clarkson?

By Deeq on 26 Mar 2015 in Motoring, Other News, Other blogs

Attached Image Replacing Jeremy Clarkson will be one of the toughest challenges in television, both for the BBC and whoever gets the job. And it is still possible that the BBC will have to find not one, but three new presenters, as James May and Richard Hammond are yet to sign new contracts.

On-screen partnerships are difficult to create, particularly when whoever is chosen will have to follow the larger-than-life Clarkson. He not only had motoring knowledge, but also wrote scripts and came up with ideas. So his replacement, if the show stays as it is, will need to have be as fast with the quips as they are behind the wheel of a car.
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Early favourite DJ Chris Evans has ruled himself out, but other names in the frame include sports journalist Dan Walker, who, Clarkson-like, apologised two years ago after “humiliating” two football fans by joking about their weight on Football Focus.

If the BBC wants to break the mould and go with a female presenter, Jodie Kidd is the choice of bookies Ladbrokes, along with racing driver and presenter Vicki Butler Henderson and the BBC’s Formula 1 host Suzi Perry.

Comedians and presenters Johnny Vaughan and John Bishop – who once broke the record for the fastest time in the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment of the show – are also seen as potential candidates.

The BBC could use the opportunity to break some new talent, or it could return the show to its roots and rehire the ever-popular first Top Gear presenter, Angela Rippon.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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Ake109 Mar 26 2015 02:59 PM

Rowan Atkinson! That should be fun!

Turboflat4 Mar 26 2015 03:37 PM

Just like I stopped watching American Idol after Simon Cowell left, I will quit Top Gear cold turkey. I don't want my fond memories sullied by any third rate replacements. I'd rather (shudder) restart watching Fifth Gear.

Fett Mar 27 2015 10:27 AM

They can use Jojo Joget as replacement

Ake109 Mar 27 2015 10:49 AM

The Queen! Yes the Queen! If they got Elizabeth Reginald to present, I would watch it.

TameDriver Mar 27 2015 05:41 PM
BBC should start next season anew with completely new cast of hosts. It would be weird to see Hammond & May hamming it up with some one new; which would appear like a betrayal of their working chemistry & partnership with JC.
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