Chris Evans’ new-look Top Gear will all be about the cars says its new presenter – because unlike human beings they do not “get old and die.”
In a question and answer session in the US yesterday Evans said that Top Gear remains “one of the biggest shows in the world” because “it’s not about the person, it’s about the cars, and different cars pass through, and the cast changes every week.”
Evans was quoted as saying: “Most shows fail when their casts get old and die…. The virtue of being a Simpson is that that never happens to them. Cars are like Bart Simpson. Top Gear has a revolving door of Bart Simpsons every week.”
He added: “We have a huge audience. I don’t want to see the next incarnation of Top Gear, I want the next show. Top Gear is not a single bespoke show.”
Evans did not address the question of who his co-presenters will be, with speculation that it may just be him as the main anchor on the show with guest stars appearing on an ad hoc basis.
Currently no co-presenters have been contracted to the new show, with the production focused on Evans as the main anchor.
“It is all a bit up in the air but this assumption that there will be a trio of presenters isn’t necessarily the correct one,” a source told RadioTimes.com. “It’s going to be very surprising.”
In December it was reported that German racing driver Sabine Schmitz and onetime F1 driver David Coulthard were to form the new-look trio of presenters on the show.
However while RadioTimes.com understands that they will be involved in the new series, it may not be in the role of regular presenters.