Just hours after being announced as the programme’s new presenter, Chris revealed that there would “100 per cent” be a female co-host - a claim that the BBC have now denied.
While they haven’t ruled out a female host, BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw has stated that there aren’t going to be any “gender diktats”, according to The Guardian.
During an appearance on Radio 4, Kim discussed the possibility of a female host, stating: “It has always been a very male world, hasn’t it?
“I think it’s a part of thinking about how we could do things differently, to get a lot more spontaneity into the show. What I would say is, it will be about what’s right for the show.”
Meanwhile, Chris has been making even more suggestions on Twitter, some more serious than others:
There will be more motorbikes on the new Top Gear. Do you think we should go to The TT ?— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) June 18, 2015
There will be more motorbikes on the new Top Gear. Do you think we should go to The TT ?— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) June 18, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
More elephants, tiger, lions ? Or all three ? How about big grizzly bears ???— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) June 18, 2015
On Wednesday night, it was revealed that members of the public can put themselves forward for the ‘Top Gear’ job.
Speaking on ‘The One Show’, Chris explained: “You've got to know something about cars - you can be a mechanic, you can be an amateur racing driver, you can be a guy who's a fireman but has been building his own Land Rover in his shed for five or 10 years... but you've got to know about cars."
Well… Where do we sign up?
While you work on your application, have a look at some of the stars who could also be competing for the job...