Zoe Ball reportedly in pole position to join Chris Evans on Top Gear
Zoe Ball (opens in new tab) is reportedly being lined up as a Top Gear (opens in new tab) presenter.
The former Radio 1 Breakfast Show host is said to be joining Chris Evans (opens in new tab) on the car show after BBC producers were “impressed” by her performance during test filming, according to the Sunday Mirror.
“Zoe looks like a certainty after the screen tests,” a source told the newspaper.
“She was brilliant down on the race track and she’s enthusiastic about cars.
“The chemistry between Zoe and Chris is perfect.”
Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead an all-new line-up of presenters on Top Gear.
Former presenter Jeremy Clarkson (opens in new tab) was sacked for punching producer Oisin Tymon in a row over food in March.
His former co-stars Richard Hammond (opens in new tab) and James May (opens in new tab) both left the show and the trio signed a deal to front a motoring show for Amazon Prime customers.
No official announcements have been made about Chris’s co-presenters.
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