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Chris Evans Announces He's Blowing Up The Old 'Top Gear' Format

Here's what he has in mind for the new version.

The former “Top Gear” trio have been in the news quite a lot recently but we haven’t heard much from the host of the actual “Top Gear,” BBC Radio personality Chris Evans. As you’d expect that has just changed, with Evans dropping major bombshells at MIPCOM, a conference for television and entertainment held in Cannes, France. Evans revealed that the new run of the world’s most popular car show will have a completely different format. So, what does Evans think of the whole three hosts thing and a studio thing?

“Because they were brilliant at it, I’m not going to do that. One thing is for sure, there’s not going to be me and one guy there, and one guy there. That’s not going to happen.” Okay, that seems to make sense as Evans was having a hard time finding co-hosts to join him on the show. Apparently the Stig will stick around, which is a good thing. But what about the studio format? “We’re going to change that,” he said. “I can’t tell you into what. I know, by the way, but I can’t say at the moment. We are going to keep some things that I like, and my kids like, and my friends like, and that I liked anyway. But we are not going to throw the baby out with the bath water.”

It's a good idea for “Top Gear’s” new host to switch things up. He should put his stamp on the show and besides, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are basically taking their old act over to Amazon. However, the old format worked really well, partially because it’s incredibly tough for one person to carry a show no matter how much that person knows about cars or comedy. For Evans’ sake we hope he gets a cast of regular co-hosts to join him or the new version of the show could be doomed to failure.

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