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Chris Evans to lead new Top Gear line up!

Prominent U.K. radio and TV personality Chris Evans is taking over the globally popular “Top Gear” nearly three months after the (BBC) British Broadcasting Corp. fired star Jeremy Clarkson following an altercation with a producer.

Evans, who presents “The Chris Evans Breakfast Show” on BBC Radio 2, signed a three-year deal to lead a new lineup for “Top Gear,” which focuses on automobiles. Production will begin within the next few weeks, the BBC said.

“I’m thrilled, ‘Top Gear’ is my favourite programme of all time,” Evans said in a BBC press release. “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. ”

The BBC fired Clarkson in late Marchafter the broadcaster had previously suspended him earlier that month. At the time, the BBC said in a report that an internal investigation concluded that Clarkson had struck producer Oisin Tymon after verbally attacking him.

Clarkson’s suspension and eventual dismissal created a firestorm among fans of the show, which has an audience of about 350 million, making it among the most popular TV series on the planet.

Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear Finish?

Top-Gear-LogoWell it seems The BBC have finally seen fit to remove the considered bigot Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear.

According to his fan site:

Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson ( born April 11, 1960 ) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring.

He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun, but is better known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear. "Not a man given to considered opinion," according to the BBC, Clarkson is known to be opinionated and forthright in his views.

The Economist, on the subject of road pricing in UK, has described him as a "skilful propagandist for the motoring lobby".

Born in Doncaster, Clarkson was educated at Repton School, although he claims to have been expelled. His first job was as a travelling salesman for his parents' business selling Paddington Bear toys, after which he trained as a journalist with the Rotherham Advertiser.

Jeremy Clarkson agrees to 'keep quiet' about being sacked by the BBC so the Top Gear live shows can go ahead 'in good spirits' Read more:

What are your thoughts. In our opinion it's about time for change anyway!