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Celebrity chef James Martin may join Top Gear as new host

James Martin could replace Chris Evans as co-host of the show.

tv Updated: Aug 15, 2016 18:35 IST
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Chris Evans, right, has left the show, leaving the BBC scrambling to find a new partner for US actor and Matt LeBlanc.(AP FILE)

Chef James Martin might join Top Gear as the new host following the departure of Chris Evans.

The 44-year-old TV presenter said he is now one of the bookies’ favourites, but has not got an official call from the creators yet, reported Contactmusic.

“Apparently I’m the bookies’ favourite. 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,” he said.

Martin previously presented a cookery show Saturday Kitchen on BBC One and is currently hosting This Morning.

While talking about his fondness for cars, Martin said, “I enjoy my cars and I like collecting them, but Top Gear is a really tough show -- it’s a different ball game.”