Following another revamp of ‘Top Gear’ this year, which has seen Matt take over as lead presenter following Chris’s decision to quit, James has admitted he still fancies joining the former ‘Friends’ actor and his co-stars Rory Reid and Chris Harris.
Admitting the opportunity is still to “come knocking”, car fanatic James told HuffPost UK: “It’s an iconic show and I love my cars. I’m a collector now and have been collecting for 20-odd years, and I’d love to be a part of it.
“But the telephone call won’t happen, I don’t think.”
He added: “You need to have a word with people who are higher up the ladder than me.”
It was previously rumoured the BBC blocked James from becoming a presenter on ‘Top Gear’, insisting he focused on his role on ‘Saturday Kitchen’, which he later quit last year.
A source told The Mirror at the time: “James is big mates with Chris who has appeared many times on ‘Saturday Kitchen’.
“It’s phenomenal what the guys have done on Amazon, but it’s another chapter in their lives,” he said.
‘Saturday Morning With James Martin’ airs Saturdays from 2 September at 9.30am on ITV.