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‘Top Gear’: Jenson Button ‘Wanted For Presenting Role’ By BBC Bosses

The F1 driver impressed viewers when he made a guest appearance in the last series.

03/10/2016 10:54

BBC bosses are reportedly desperate to get Jenson Button to join the ‘Top Gear’ presenting team, following his successful guest appearances in the most recent series of the show.

Matt LeBlanc and his fellow hosts are currently filming new episodes of the programme, but they could be joined by a last-minute addition in the form of F1 driver Jenson.

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The Sun reports that producers want Jenson to front a one-off segment for the series, with a view to then signing him up to the team on a more permanent basis.

A source tells the paper: “Jenson was great when he was on last series, especially for someone who has not presented before.

“He’s been approached to see if he would like to make another film and the hope is it will lead to him working on the show regularly.

“Nothing has been earmarked yet but it’s likely he’ll be dealing with supercars, where he can get the most out of the vehicle.

“Matt is still the main host but ‘Top Gear’ has a large team of other presenters who are now doing more.”

Matt has reportedly landed a big money deal for his second series of the motoring show, following the departure of Chris Evans.

The former ‘Friends’ actor is going to be joined by Rory Reid and Chris Harris, who were on the extended presenting team of this year’s series, while Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig will continue to make “regular appearances”.

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