It's going to be weird seeing Top Gear back on our screens without Clarkson, Hamster and Captain Slow.

However, we can't think of a better replacement than Chris Evans - especially considering how good the TGI Friday revival was a few months back. However, the search for a co-host for Top Gear's new look has been fraught with difficulties. Jodie Kidd was offered the role; she turned it down. Both Hammond and May were offered to stay on with Top Gear; they both refused and left with Clarkson.

At long last, it would seem BBC are zeroing in on a compatriot to Chris Evans. It's none other than... (drum-roll)

Zoe Ball! From Live & Kicking! And Don't Tell The Bride!

Ball did a quick tour of the race track and, by all accounts, sources are calling her a 'certainty'. Not only that, both she and Evans worked together on '90s TV programme The Big Breakfast on Channel 4, so there's even a bit of history between them.

The third and final host slot is still up for grabs, with the latest rumours suggest Dermot O'Leary or actor Philip Glenister - who played Gene Hunt in BBC series Life on Mars - taking the role.