But did you know you’ll be able to see Evans on the show as soon as this Saturday? Well, you will – and don’t go worrying that you’ve accidentally overslept a few months, or that TV production schedules have seriously sped up recently.
Instead, cast your mind back to 2009 and you might remember Evans appearing as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He recorded a rainy lap in a Chevrolet Lacetti in an episode that will be repeated tomorrow at 7:45pm on BBC3.
It’s probably worth checking out to see how well Evans can handle the Top Gear banter, car talk and studio segments ahead of his actual takeover – even if he was more of backseat driver than actually holding the wheel at the time.