Another one bites the dust. In the wake of the executive producer walking and the announcement of two virtual unknowns to appear alongside Chris Evans, it now seems that former F1 driver is the latest to jump ship for the BBC's new incarnation of the show.
As it turns out, the Scotsman will be fronting racing on rival station, Channel 4. They must be thrilled after Chris announced he had to give up TFI to concentrate on his new presenting duties for Top Gear.
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As for the rumours that Chris Evans was finding driving a car while talking a bit tricky, a BBC spokesperson leapt to his defence, saying: "The truth is that ‘Top Gear’ producers have been blown away by how quickly Chris has taken to talking to camera whilst driving at speed, a skill which has taken some presenters a long time to master.”
On the upside, if you're into cars, between Coulthard's new venture, the old Top Gear hosts launching their Amazon Prime show, and this new version of Top Gear, there seems to be a plethora of vehicular-related shows wheeling their way towards you in the coming months.
Regarding who's going to step into Coulthard's newly vacated hot seat, the favourite appears to be Zoe Ball. Watch this space.