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6 people tipped to replace Clarkson on Top Gear

Who can fill his (awful) jeans?

WELL, JEREMY CLARKSON’S been given the boot from Top Gear.

Here are some of the people tipped to replace him (if the show continues)…

Jodie Kidd

Model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd was recently seen competing in Channel Four’s skiing reality show The Jump.

She’s also the current presenter of Channel 5′s Classic Car Show.

jodie Source: Channel 5

Chris Evans

No, not Captain America Chris Evans.


BBC Radio and former TFI Friday host and ex husband to Billie Piper Chris Evans.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Source: Nick Ansell

Nigel Mansell

Former British racing driver and F1 champion Mansell is currently selling Mitsubishis from his dealership on the island of Jersey.

He might be up for a change of scenery (although we hear Jersey is lovely this time of year).

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - 2014 British Grand Prix - Paddock Day - Silverstone Circuit Source: David Davies

Stephen Fry

Another name being thrown into the pot is Stephen Fry, who would certainly bring an air of class to the role. And he’s appeared on Top Gear several times.

Source: Top Gear/YouTube

Sabine Schmitz

The Guardian points out (somewhat tongue-in-cheekily) that German racing driver Schmitz ticks all the boxes for the Top Gear job; she’s appeared on the show before, she knows a LOT about cars and she won’t take any crap.

fun Source: YouTube

Alan Partridge

The only true natural successor to Clarkson, if we’re being truthful.

There’s a petition with more than 30,000 signatures to have him take on the role, and an impressive showreel.

Source: PhilipOMeara/YouTube

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