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.”