'Top Gear': Guy Martin, Nigel Farage And 13 Others Who Could Replace Chris Evans

There's a spare seat in Matt LeBlanc's car.

The role of 'Top Gear' presenter is up for grabs once again, as Chris Evans has announced he's quitting after just one series.

While it is only just over a year since the position was last vacant, following Jeremy Clarkson's sacking, speculation about who could join the line-up of the BBC Two motoring show has begun again.


Given that the current presenting team is already five-strong, bosses may decide to give either Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan or Chris Harris the chance to step up and co-host alongside Matt LeBlanc.

But if they do decide to welcome another new face on board, there's plenty of people they could choose from...

Nigel Farage
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A pint-loving smoker who has his head stuck in the 1940s previously proved to be a success on the show, so why not employ someone exactly the same person?

Nigel Farage has virtually the same political views as Clarkson, so he'd probably be a good fit. Plus he's in technically unemployed now that he's resigned as UKIP leader.
Guy Martin
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The motorcycle racer has already emerged as the bookies' favourite to succeed Chris, with odds of 8/1 with William Hill.
Katie Hopkins
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If you're looking for someone who doesn't mind being purposefully offensive, look no further than Katie Hopkins. The controversy magnet hits the headlines more often than all the 'Top Gear' stars put together, normally because she's offended someone/a large group of people.
Piers Morgan
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If you've ever seen one of Piers' epic Twitter spats with Clarkson, you'll know he's remarkably similar in many ways. The same fashion sense, a similarly smug face, and all the rest of it.
Suzi Perry
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She's a massive car nut and has already cut her chops hosting the BBC's Formula One coverage, plus it's about time we evened up the gender ratio on the show.
Kanye West
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Potentially the only ego bigger than Chris Evans'. Or Clarkson's.
Angela Rippon
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She did so well presenting it in 1977, why not bring her back?
Steve Coogan
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The veteran radio host's alter ego Steve Coogan is quite the petrol-head, having appeared on the show several times. But wouldn't it be great for the man from Norwich to take you around the 'Top Gear' track whining about "POWERRRR" is his trademark nasal voice?
Matthew Perry
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Because you doesn't want to see an on-screen reunion of Friends' Chandler and Joey, right?
James Martin
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The telly chef, who is a big car fan, admitted he had talks about joining the BBC car show last year, but was tied to his commitments with 'Saturday Kitchen'. However, he's now quit his role as host of the cookery show, which could pave the way nicely for him to finally land the job.
Philip Glenister
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The 'Life On Mars' star was strongly rumoured to be joining Chris Evans last year, but the rumours proved to be unfounded. This could be his chance.
David Hasselhoff
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The Hoff admitted he'd "love" the gig when it was up for grabs last time around, and he does have all that experience driving KITT in 'Knight Rider'.
Jake Humphrey
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Jake has already fronted F1 coverage for the BBC and is a regular on the sport presenting scene, so is more than qualified for the job.
John Inverdale
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Who better to take over from Clarkson's controversy-laden style than the man who brought us "rose-c***ed spectacles"?
Boris Johnson
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Well, he could do with a job.

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