Tasked with revitalising the famed Top Gear brand, British radio presenter Chris Evans has a massive job ahead of him. While it remains to be seen if the relaunched Top Gear will prove popular, the new lead host has revealed that it will adopt an entirely new format.
While speaking with the Top Gear website recently, Evans said that the new Top Gear won’t have three presenters like it used to.
“We are going to do things differently, because we have to, we want to. The second you wander off into the ‘Well I’m the main host, and this is my mate over here and my mate over here’… if there’s three of you, and you go and make a film together, suddenly you’re doing what they did. Why would you do that? Because they were brilliant at it, I’m not going to do that. One thing is for sure, there’s not going to be me and one guy there, and one guy there. That’s not going to happen.”
Evans also said that alongside the new team for Top Gear TV, the studio format is expected to be ditched. While Evans remained coy on specifics, it’s clear that Top Gear won’t be like it used to be.
“We’re going to change that [the format]. I can’t tell you into what. I know, by the way, but I can’t say at the moment. We are going to keep some things that I like, and my kids like, and my friends like, and that I liked anyway. But we are not going to throw the baby out with the bath water.”