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It’s official, everyone! TV and radio personality, Chris Evans, has signed a three-year deal to replace Jeremy Clarkson as the head of an all-new Top Gear line-up. Looks like the earlier rumours surrounding Evans were true, after all.

“I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite programme of all time. Created by a host of brilliant minds who love cars and understand how to make the massively complicated come across as fun, devil-may-care and effortless. I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward,” said Evans.

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With confirmation of Evans jumping onboard, the BBC has also announced that production for a new Top Gear series is slated to begin “in the next few weeks.” Also, an all-new line-up would equate to the absence of Clarkson’s sidekicks, Richard Hammond and James May – expect more news on their replacements soon.

Earlier this year, Jeremy Clarkson, was suspended (and later let go) following a physical altercation with one of the producers, Oisin Tymon. The “fracas” was reportedly sparked over a case of Clarkson not getting a hot meal after a day of shooting. On the upside, the trio have recently announced a return to their antics with an all-new “live action arena tour” – similar to Top Gear Live but without the branding this time round.