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Report: BBC Narrows Down New "Top Gear" Hosts

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/4/2015 Megan Stewart

After Jeremy Clarkson was fired as host of popular car enthusiast show "Top Gear," the BBC has been searching for a new front man. Co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond will not remain on the show, and it looks like we'll see some new faces for the upcoming season.

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The search has been narrowed down, and BBC execs are in talks with actor Philip Glenister, news presenter Guy Martin, and Jodie Kidd from "Classic Car Show." According to the U.K.'s Sunday Express, the team is desperate to make this deal, especially after "Top Gear" co-creator Andy Wilman also reportedly turned in his resignation.

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Shortly after the news of Clarkson's termination, May told The Guardian his thoughts about the show without its front man. “It just wouldn’t work. That would be lame,” May said frankly. So maybe it's not surprising both May and Hammond have opted against signing new contracts.

If all goes through and the BBC can sign its dream team, the show will be back on the air as early as spring 2016. "Top Gear" won't be the same without Clarkson, but do you think the new proposed hosts will be able to keep the show alive? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Sunday Express

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