It's official: Chris Evans, a British television and radio personality, and a LaFerrari owner, has been named as Jeremy Clarkson's replacement as the host of Top Gear.  

The news was announced earlier today via Twitter.

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Venerable BBC presenter Evans is already familiar to British audiences from popular programs shows like TFI Friday and The Big Breakfast, and signed a deal which will make him the leader of the show for the next three years. Speculation now turns to who will join him in hosting duties, with ex-model Jodie Kidd, motorcycle racer Guy Martin and actor Philip Glenister reportedly on the short list.

But regardless of who is picked for Top Gear's next iteration, the trio will have unprecedented competition from Clarkson, Hammond and May—who are almost certainly developing a show for Netflix.

Given the resumes of both hosting lineups, the real winners here will be fans of irreverent, hilarious and occasionally informative car shows. Because in that regard, two is definitely better than one. More news when we have it. 


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