Just after Chris Evans was confirmed as the new lead host of Top Gear, it was been announced that the British TV show is holding auditions for the remaining hosting positions.
While it remains to be seen if the revamped Top Gear will feature three hosts like it always has since relaunching 2002, it’s been confirmed that absolutely any one can apply. It doesn’t matter if you have no hosting or presenting experience, as long as you have a passion for cars, you could be the next co-host of Top Gear.
All hopefuls are required to do is record a 30 second or less video clip simply presenting to the camera. Applications do have to be over 16 years old. Evans and the Top Gear crew will then select the entrants they like the most before they’re invited to audition live.
Discussing the auditions, Evans said “Male, female, old, young, it doesn’t matter. The one thing that does matter is that you’ve got to have a real appetite for cars, and you’ve got to know something about cars. You can be a mechanic, you can be an amateur racing car driver, you can be a guy who’s a fireman but who’s been building his own Land Rover in his shed for five years, but you’ve got to know about cars…
“It’s all a big open book. Top Gear has benefitted from the audition process, and we think that can happen again. You must know at least as much as me, preferably more than me, about cars.”
[Via Top Gear]