It is reported that the BBC has chosen a “dream team” of presenters for its new version of Top Gear that includes Jodie Kidd.
Besides, according to reports, ‘Life on Mars’ star Philip Glenister and Channel 4 presenter Guy Martin have also been approached for the new series.
At the moment, the former model Ms Kidd, who is the granddaughter of Canadian newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook, presents Classic Cars Show on Channel 5.
In April Ms Kidd said it was “all changing” on the BBC program, which is among the corporation’s most lucrative exports. “It’s going to be interesting, the next couple of months,” she said.
They say that BBC executives are desperate to find a new set of presenters after they were forced to sign off Jeremy Clarkson. Besides, co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May refused to sign new contracts.
According to BBC, Jeremy Clarkson was involved in a quarrel with producer Oisin Tymon: Clarkson split Tymon’s lip and verbally abused him during a row while filming.
According to the Sunday Express, the program’s co-creator Andy Wilman was overheard discussing the new line up over lunch with Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay in Sussex.
Jeremy Clarkson and his former co-presenters are still to appear on the series of live shows called “Clarkson, Hammond and May”. The shows will be exposed of all BBC branding and content.
Jeremy Clarkson has produced programmes and books on history and engineering. Clarkson writes regular columns in the tabloid newspaper The Sun, and for the broadsheet newspaper The Sunday Times. His columns in the Times are republished in The Weekend Australian newspaper. Besides, he writes for the “Wheels” section of the Toronto Star. From 1998 to 2000, Clarkson hosted his own chat show, Clarkson.
From a career as a local journalist in Northern England, Jeremy Clarkson rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988. Since the mid-1990s, Clarkson has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows and appearing as a guest on other shows.
His opinionated but humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and presenting style has often provoked public reaction: his actions both privately and as a Top Gear presenter have sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, politicians, and the public. Clarkson has been credited as a major factor in the resurgence of Top Gear as one of the most popular shows on the BBC.