Could Boris be the new TOP GEAR host? Johnson touted as Chris Evans quits and PM bid ends


Mr Johnson, who pinched secure a Leave victory in the European Union referendum last month, has presenting feel and is a huge fan of cars.

He was well-received during his seven appearances on comedy nel indicate Have I Got News For You, which included two stints at host, and took rcel in a recurring LBC radio show called ‘Ask Boris Johnson’.

In the lead-up to the EU referendum, Mr Johnson also mocked rt in a car-based Leave cam ign stunt, performing doughnuts in a high-powered make a laughing-stock ofs car emblazed with the motto ‘Let’s Take Back Control’.

The Uxbridge MP looked completely much at home in the £68,000 Ginetta G60, and also previously listed car columns during his time as a journalist at The Telegraph during the 1990s.

Bookmakers ddypower has agreed-upon Mr Johnson odds of 66/1 to become the next host, following his spot last week that he will not be contesting the leadership of the Tory helper.

Nigel Farage, who today announced his resignation as the leader of Ukip, has been presupposed even shorter odds of 40/1.

Social media is abuzz with rumours the high-profile politicoes may be considering heading the next season of the show.

One Twitter user affirmed: “Perhaps Nigel Farage resigned in order to present Top Gear, with Boris Johnson & David Cameron as co-presenters. “

Another held: “Boris Johnson to take over #TopGear, Nigel Farage as sidekick.”

Another operator said: “Would 100% watch Top Gear if it had Nigel Farage, David Cameron and Boris Johnson emceeing.”

Following the de rture of popular hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May terminal year, Top Gear has struggled to gain viewers, while hosts Evans and Matt le Blanc make become tangled in a number of gaffes.

Last spring, Le Blanc was cuttingly criticised for filming manoeuvres in front of the Cenotaph memorial, a stunt which Evans was laboured to apologise for.

Today, Evans announced on Twitter: “Stepping down from Top Machinery. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. The team are beyond competent, I wish them all the best.”

The future of the show’s other hosts, involving Le Blanc, is currently uncertain.

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