The former Saturday Kitchen presenter is said to be in the running to take over from Chris Evans.
TV presenter James Martin has fuelled rumours that he could be the new host of ‘Top Gear’ following the departure of Chris Evans. Speaking to The Sun, Martin didn't deny he was in the running for the job and even admitted he’s aware that he is now one of the bookies' favourites to replace Evans.
Could James Martin be your new ‘Top Gear’ host?
“Apparently I’m the bookies’ favourite,” he told the newspaper. “I walked past a bookies in Leeds and saw my name on there, and I thought: ‘What the hell’s going on there?’ I was top of the list. But the phone hasn’t rung yet.”
Continue reading: James Martin Fuels Rumours He Could Be Set To Join 'Top Gear'
LeBlanc's co-host Chris Evans resigned from the show the day after it finished airing last month amid poor ratings.
The recent return of ‘Top Gear’ to the BBC might have ended in something of a debacle, but surviving co-presenter Matt LeBlanc has said he’d be keen on a second series of the motoring show.
His co-host Chris Evans quit the programme last month on the day after the series’ sixth and final episode aired to record low ratings, with overall viewing figures tumbling from 4.4 million to 1.9 million over the course of the series.
Speaking at the Summer TCA press tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday (August 10th), LeBlanc fielded questions from the press and admitted that, while he doesn’t know what the future holds for ‘Top Gear’ when it finally does return for its 24th season, he would very much like to be a part of it.
Chris Evans has been cast in the new film 'Jekyll', which will see him play the role of Tom Jackman in the forthcoming production.
Chris Evans has been cast in the new film 'Jekyll'.
The 35-year-old actor is set to play the role of Tom Jackman in the forthcoming production, which is based on the 2007 BBC TV series starring James Nesbitt, according to Deadline.
The upcoming blockbuster will follow the split personality of scientist Dr. Jekyll who transforms into Mr. Hyde, a tale which was created by Louis Stevenson in his 19th century novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Is Cast In Jekyll
The presenter was the only member of the new team to be picked through the show’s audition process.
‘Top Gear’ and ‘Extra Gear’ presenter Rory Reid has said he was surprised at the level of hostility directed towards the show when Chris Evans took over as host. The presenter likened joining the show to being ‘parachuted into a war’, but said overall it was intense but rewarding experience.
Rory Reid was part of ‘Top Gear’s’ revamped line-up.
“It’s been a very intense experience – intense is probably the best word. Way more involved than I ever thought any show could be. The level of scrutiny that the show is under has just been absolutely immense,” he told Redbull.com.
Continue reading: Rory Reid: Joining 'Top Gear' Was Like "Being Parachuted Into A War"
The presenters were informed of Evans' departure while they were shooting 'The Grand Tour' in Italy this week.
Former ‘Top Gear’ presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May are said to be rather pleased that the beleaguered Chris Evans announced his departure from the re-vamped BBC show earlier this week, with the latter saying he was “very chuffed” at Evans’ failure.
May and Clarkson, along with co-presenter Richard Hammond, have been filming an episode of their upcoming Amazon Prime show ‘The Grand Tour’ in the northern Italian city this week. On Monday, Evans resigned as presenter of the new ‘Top Gear’ after it flopped in the ratings, and the two ex-presenters are reportedly having a laugh about it when told.
James May is apparently "very chuffed" at the disastrous new series of 'Top Gear'
Just days after he quit 'Top Gear', The Sun reported that his Channel 4 chat show 'TFI Friday' has been cancelled after only one series of its comeback run.
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for presenter Chris Evans at the moment – just days after he quit his high-profile co-hosting job on the re-booted ‘Top Gear’, his other TV hosting role on ‘TFI Friday’ has now vanished as the show has been axed by Channel 4.
Evans’ Friday night chat show, revived by Channel 4 in October for a ten-episode series following the well-received one-off comeback special last summer, didn’t perform as well as expected in the ratings last autumn, and the presenter has allegedly been told that it won’t be re-commissioned for another series.
Chris Evans has also reportedly suffered the cancellation of his Channel 4 show 'TFI Friday'
Continue reading: Another Blow For Chris Evans As Channel 4 Reportedly Axe 'TFI Friday'
Evans stepped down as host on Monday (July 4) after just one series.
Chris Evans dedicated his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Tuesday morning (July 5) to his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues, telling them to ‘move on’ without him. Evans stepped down as host yesterday after just one series, which was plagued by bad reviews and low ratings.
Chris Evans has told his ‘Top Gear’ colleagues to ‘move on’.
Evans told listeners: "Today's show is dedicated to all the 'Top Gear' gang. And today's show is entitled Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On.” The presenter then went on to look at the day’s newspaper front pages, many of which featured his resignation.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Dedicates Radio Show To Former 'Top Gear' Colleagues
Evans has announced his departure from the 'Top Gear' presenting team after just one series, after Sunday night's record low ratings for its finale.
Chris Evans has quit his role as presenter of ‘Top Gear’, less than a day after the first series of his re-vamped version of the popular motoring show ended on BBC Two amid its lowest ratings yet.
The BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host, 50, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon (July 4th) to announce his departure from the show, saying he “gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough.” He also paid tribute to everybody on ‘Top Gear’, describing them as “beyond brilliant”.
Chris Evans (middle) has quit 'Top Gear', with Matt LeBlanc (left) believed to be offered a new contract
Continue reading: Chris Evans Steps Down As 'Top Gear' Host
The show has come under criticism since its debut and viewing figures have been steadily dropping.
On Sunday night (July 3) the ‘revamped’ new series of ‘Top Gear’ came to an end, giving the troubled BBC show its lowest viewing figures yet. The series has come under fire from viewers since it’s debut back in May, with host Chris Evans coming under particular criticism.
‘Top Gear’s’ ratings continue to fall for the final episode.
The Mirror reports that the show pulled in an audience of just 1.9 million on Sunday, as it went head-to-head with the Euro 2016 quarter final match between France and Iceland. Once again fans on Twitter were quick to criticise host Chris Evans, for his ‘shouty’ presenting style.
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Series Ends With A New Ratings Low For Chris Evans And Team
The two presenters are said to have a frosty relationship behind the scenes.
‘Top Gear’ presenter Matt LeBlanc is reportedly ready to leave the show if co-host Chris Evans stays on. LeBlanc is thought to have already signed on for two more series of the BBC motoring show, but now bosses are left having to decide between the two presenters.
Matt LeBlanc is reportedly done with ‘Top Gear’ if Chris Evans stays on.
A show source told The Sun: “The big question now is who goes and who stays. The team does not gel at all, and the atmosphere between the presenters is decidedly frosty. It’s very much a picture of him – Chris – and them.”
Continue reading: Matt LeBlanc "Will Leave Top Gear" If Chris Evans Stays
Chris Evans - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner, stars of Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' joined Marvel Entertainment executives to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange at NYSE Wall St New York . - New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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13th June, 1981
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