But the new presenter has yet to reveal the full line-up
The Top Gear presenting line-up - it’s had more drama than the cobbles of Corrie and the square of Eastenders. Since Jeremy Clarkson had his contract ended with the BBC One show after a fracas with a producer, there’s been rumours (Jodie Kidd), possibilities (Jensen Button) and definite nos (Sue Perkins, who had to quit Twitter after the trolls told her they didn’t want to see her on the show).
Chris Evans has picked a team for the new Top Gear series
Now Chris Evans, the one constant since the trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond left, has revealed that the newest line-up has been picked and there will be “announcements pending”.
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Evans, who is happily married to his third wife Natasha Shishmanian, thinks the concept itself is outdated.
British TV presenter Chris Evans has declared that the concept of marriage “doesn’t work” and is outdated.
The 49 year old star and future presenter of ‘Top Gear’ visited a marriage counsellor and a sex therapist for the purposes of researching his new book ‘Call the Midlife’, and confessed that after having done so, it caused him to look at his own life and predict any marital issues that might lie ahead.
Evans has been married three times, and is currently happily wed to 35 year old Natasha Shishmanian, but reckons that the institution itself doesn’t apply to the 21st century and is a betrayal of human instincts.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Says Marriage "Doesn't Work", Finds It "Weird"
'TFI Friday' is returning for 10 more episodes later this year, but after that, Evans will have to concentrate on 'Top Gear'.
‘TFI Friday’ may be returning to Channel 4 later this year after its successful comeback, but its presenter Chris Evans has revealed that after the planned crop of shows he is “not allowed” to present any further series because of his ‘Top Gear’ duties.
The off-the-wall ‘90s favourite returned for a one-off special to celebrate its twentieth anniversary in June this year and was well-received (except for Lewis Hamilton killing the momentum stone dead at the end), but Evans has conceded that his BBC duties must take priority after the planned 10-episode series of ‘TFI Friday’ finishes.
Chris Evans will not present any more 'TFI Friday' episodes after this year
‘Top Gear’ is one of the BBC’s biggest international money makers, but will Chris Evans turn off viewers?
As the BBC prepares to relaunch ‘Top Gear’ bosses are said to be panicking that their new host Chris Evans isn’t internationally famous enough to keep the show’s global audience. ‘Top Gear’ has always been one of the Beeb’s biggest international money makers, but there is concern that Evans’ lack of notoriety might turn off international viewers.
Chris Evans will be fronting the relaunched ‘Top Gear’ next year.
The final series of ‘Top Gear’ fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May brought in a massive 350million viewers in 214 territories. The show also collected £50million in commercial revenue for the BBC in that 12 months alone.
The presenter has described reports that Ball will join ‘Top Gear’ as ‘hilariously inaccurate’.
‘Top Gear’ host Chris Evans has denied that his good friend Zoe Ball will be joining him when the BBC motoring show returns next year. Ball was said to be the frontrunner in the race to find Evan’s co-host for the series, having reportedly excelled during a screen test.
Chris Evans has denied Zoe Ball will be his new co-host on ‘Top Gear’.
But Evans rubbished the rumours on twitter Monday, writing, ‘Hilariously inaccurate story in 2days paper. Re my good friend Zoe Ball excelling in Top Gear screen test. She hasn't even been for one.’
Continue reading: Chris Evans Denies Friend Zoe Ball Will Be Joining Him On 'Top Gear'
Ball and Evans have been friends since the 1990s and are said to have ‘perfect’ chemistry.
Zoe Ball looks set to join old friend Chris Evans as a co-host on the new series of ‘Top Gear’. The 44 year old is being touted as producer's first choice to join the show, becoming the series’ first ever female presenter.
Will Zoe Ball be ‘Top Gear’s’ first female presenter?
A source told The Mirror, “Zoe looks like a certainty after the screen tests. She was brilliant down on the race track and she’s enthusiastic about cars.”
Continue reading: Zoe Ball Emerges As Frontrunner To Join Chris Evans On New 'Top Gear'
The model was hotly tipped to join the revamped show’s new line-up.
Former model Jodie Kidd has revealed she’s turned down a presenting job on the new series of ‘Top Gear’ saying that she feared the gig would ‘take over her soul’. Kidd had been the favourite to join Chris Evans and become the show’s first female presenter but now it seems Zoe Ball could be joining the line-up instead.
Model Jodie Kidd will not be ‘Top Gear’s’ new presenter.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Kidd confirmed a woman would definitely be joining the new ‘Top Gear’ but added that it will not be her. “Am I doing it? I am not," she told the newspaper. “I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman.”
Continue reading: Jodie Kidd Says No To 'Top Gear' Gig, But Will Zoe Ball Say Yes?
Spoiler alert! Mary just revealed which contestant will exit the 'GBBO' next.
‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Mary Berry suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue during her appearance on Radio 2’s breakfast show with Chris Evans this morning (August 19th), when she revealed which contestant would be exiting the show next. So if you’re a fan of the BBC baking contest it’s probably advisable to stop reading right about now.
Mary Berry revealed a big ‘GBBO’ spoiler on Chris Evan’s breakfast show.
Discussing the contestants who have already left the show with Evans, Mary mistakenly said, “Wait a minute, we’ve lost three.”
Continue reading: Oops! Did Mary Berry Just Reveal A Big 'Great British Bake Off' Spoiler?
Andrew Garfield, the actor who played Spiderman in two recent movies, is looking forward to seeing Tom Holland step into the role.
Andrew Garfield is pleased he’s no longer portraying Spiderman. The 31-year-old actor finally responded to the news of the casting of Tom Holland as Spiderman in the upcoming reboot of the Sony Spiderman films and in Captain America: Civil War. Garfield says he’s pleased Holland will be taking over the role he played in two Amazing Spiderman films.
Andrew Garfield at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet in Los Angeles in August 2015.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield “Excited” To See Tom Holland In The Role Of Spiderman
'Strictly' returns to screens in September on BBC One.
The nights are starting to draw in, the football season has started, and now another reminder that autumn is nearly upon has arrived with the news of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s first contestant.
BBC Radio 2 DJ and presenter Jeremy Vine is the first celebrity name to be confirmed for the ever-popular dance competition. The news was announced on Vine’s Radio 2 colleague Chris Evans’s breakfast show on Monday (August 10th). The 50 year old presenter, who is stand-up comedian Tim Vine’s brother, told Evans: “How could I say no to the biggest show in TV? Yes, yes, yes and yes again to the sequins and the Samba!”
Jeremy Vine is the first contestant to be confirmed for 'Strictly' 2015
Wilman left along with Richard Hammond and James May after Jeremy Clarkson's sacking from the BBC earlier in 2015, but believes Chris Evans is the best choice to continue with the popular British show.
He may be following Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May out of the BBC to help with the trio’s new Amazon Prime show, but executive producer Andy Wilman has given his backing to ‘Top Gear’s new presenter Chris Evans.
While speaking to Broadcast magazine about the new show, Wilman was asked for his thoughts on what was going on back at the BBC with what remains of ‘Top Gear’. He said that he was satisfied with Evans’ appointment in June this year, as it demonstrated that the Beeb are serious about breathing new life into it, after he and Clarkson brought it back to the network in 2002.
Chris Evans is the new 'Top Gear' presenter on the BBC
The ex-'Top Gear' trio have a new home on Amazon Prime, and the as-yet-untitled show will be launching in 2016.
Former ‘Top Gear’ hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have finally decided where they’ll be making their new motoring show. The ex-BBC trio have signed up with Amazon’s streaming video service ‘Amazon Prime’, with the first commissioned series due in 2016.
Speculation has been rife as to where their new home would be, following their departure from the BBC Two show earlier in 2015 after Clarkson’s now-infamous ‘fracas’ in March when he assaulted one of the show’s producers. Netflix, Sky and ITV had all been touted as strong possibilities in the last few months, but the US giant appears to beaten all of them to their signatures.
Continue reading: Clarkson, Hammond And May To Launch New Motoring Show On Amazon Prime
It cannot be denied that infamous motoring show Top Gear was a much-talked about programme when it was on the air headed by Jeremy Clarkson with James May and Richard Hammond in the two side kick seats. But since the trio have left the helm of the BBC programme, the factual car show has been in the news just as much as it ever was before.
The former winner of Formula 1 may have a new role as Top Gear co-presenter
As rumours swirled about who would head up a new series, chatter has not abated about who will be in the side kick seats now Chris Evans has been revealed as its new head.
Continue reading: Jenson Button Is The Latest Name In The Top Gear Presenting Frame
Brooke Dalton is a young married woman from Boston with enough problems in her life without her trip to New York City going completely wrong. Not only does she manage to miss the last train home at 1:30am, but she also has her purse with all her money stolen at Grand Central Station. However, help arrives in the form of a handsome trumpeter named Nick Vaughan, who happens to be finishing an evening of busking and offers to give her the 80 dollars that he has on him. She initially refuses, wary of the stranger, but soon begins to realise that being alone in a big city for the night is the last thing she wants to happen. The pair begin to connect as the night wears on, but Brooke is terrified as feelings start to develop between them, and she's not so sure if abandoning her marriage for the sake of one whirlwind of a night is worth it.
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Clarkson said he was asked to come back to the motoring show, but BBC boss Tony Hall seems to disagree.
BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall has denied the corporation ever asked Jeremy Clarkson to return as the host of ‘Top Gear’, after the presenter claimed he was offered the gig but turned it down. Clarkson had said he had met with a BBC executive last week, who'd asked him to rejoin the show, but that he'd declined saying 'too much had gone on'.
Jeremy Clarkson says he was asked to return as ‘Top Gear’ host.
Appearing on BBC One’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ on Sunday, Lord Hall denied Clarkson’s claims saying, "I have no idea what all that's about…I made it absolutely clear when I said we were going to part company that that was it.”
Chris Evans had said his co-presenter would "definitely" be female.
BBC Two boss Kim Shillinglaw has played down Chris Evans's assertion that his co-presenter on Top Gear will be female. Evans, who was unveiled as Jeremy Clarkson's replacement on the motoring show, had said that he could confirm "definitely, 100 per cent" that he would be joined by a female co-host.
Chris Evans said that one of his co-hosts would "definitely" be female
However, Shillinglaw said there would be "No gender diktats" on the show and that the decision will be "about what's right for the show."
Continue reading: BBC Two Boss Denies 'Top Gear' Co-Host Will Be Female
Chris Evans is the new presenter of 'Top Gear'.
Chris Evans says he has the blessing of Top Gear's former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May after being announced as the new presenter of the BBC show. Speaking on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Evans said he texted all three presenters before the announcement was made.
Chris Evans will host the new incarnation of Top Gear
Hammond wished him good luck and said he "didn't blame him" for taking the job while Clarkson wished him "the best of luck," Evans said.
Continue reading: 'Top Gear': Chris Evans Says He Has The Blessing Of Jeremy Clarkson
The Radio 2 presenter and bookies' favourite was at last confirmed as the new 'Top Gear' presenter after months of speculation.
The official ‘Top Gear’ site first posted the announcement on Tuesday (June 16th) that the BBC Radio 2 presenter would be fronting a revamped version of the show next year. Of course, the news also means that Richard Hammond and James May will not be returning to the show, despite a rumoured £4.6 million offer each to remain with the BBC.
Chris Evans will be the new lead presenter of a re-vamped 'Top Gear' in 2016
Continue reading: Chris Evans Confirmed As New Host Of 'Top Gear'
Viewers loved the return of Chris Evans’ chat show, although Lewis Hamilton put some to sleep.
'TFI Friday’s' 20th anniversary special proved a smash hit for Channel 4 yesterday evening (June 12th) pulling in a massive 4.3 million viewers. Host Chris Evans returned for the one-off special episode, with guests including Jeremy Clarkson, Blur and Lewis Hamilton.
Chris Evans returned as the host for the show’s 20th anniversary special.
The show was on such a roll that Channel 4 even gave it an extra 15 minutes after it ran over its allocated time slot. Chris Evans certainly seemed to enjoy his time hosting the show again, tweeting, "Did that really happen last night ? My wife has the MOTHER of all hangovers - hilarious,” on Saturday morning.
Continue reading: 'TFI Friday' Special Comeback Episode Is A Ratings Hit For Channel Four
A trailer has emerged for the last 'Top Gear' footage to feature the sacked Jeremy Clarkson.
The BBC has released the trailer for the last ever ‘Top Gear’ episode to feature Jeremy Clarkson, and it looks set to finally close out the era in fine style.
The 33-second clip was released on Tuesday evening (June 9th), and features the now-sacked presenter and his two co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May dressed in dinner jackets and standing in a desert. They receive a challenge to race cheap cars while towing caravans to a finish line in order to avoid a forfeit.
One last time: BBC releases last ever 'Top Gear' trailer for a Clarkson-starring episode
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is baffling cinemagoers in China.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has just opened in the lucrative Chinese market, though the movie is already causing irritation in the country for its seemingly inaccurate subtitles.
In one particular scene, Captain America says "I'm home", which has been translated in Chinese to "I'm good". Another line about having to wait too long appears as "I am very old."
Continue reading: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Subtitles Have China Flummoxed
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
The 'Sherlock' and 'The Hobbit' actor has signed up to join the Marvel universe.
Having already comprehensively nailed the art of portraying literary characters on the small and big screens, British actor Martin Freeman has set his sights on the world of comic books with the announcement that he has been added to the cast of Captain America: Civil War.
The 43 year old actor has gained worldwide recognition for his extremely popular depiction of Dr John Watson in the BBC’s newest adaptation of ‘Sherlock’ alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and for his role as Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Now, he’s entering the Marvel universe, according to the part-Disney-owned Marvel studios on Tuesday.
Martin Freeman has joined the cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'
Continue reading: Martin Freeman Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'
Evans will next star in 'Captain America: Civil War,' due for release in May 2016
Chris Evans has revealed the packed shooting schedule for Avengers: Infinity War, the two part third instalment of Marvel's Avengers series. Speaking to Esquire magazine, the Captain America actor revealed that both parts one and two of Infinity Wars would be shot back to back, over a period of nine months.
Chris Evans stars as Captain America in the superhero franchise.
When asked if his life was planned through 2019 Evans said, "You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start Captain America: Civil War in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September.”
Continue reading: Chris Evans Reveals Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' Shooting Schedule
'Avengers' actors Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for jokingly calling Black Widow a slut during a recent interview.
Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for the derogatory remarks they made about Black Widow, the character Scarlett Johansson plays in the Avengers film franchise, in a recent interview with a UK entertainment website.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner & Chris Evans Apologise For Calling Black Widow "A Slut"
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
Continue reading: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
While other recent promotional interviews for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' have been interesting, none have been as funny or wacky as Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans'.
When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship with one anther - giving a tiny glimpse into what it must be like on set with these guys.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
"Lovers, kindred souls, kindred spirits", said Hemsworth, while discussing the relationship between Thor and Captain America. Evans jumped in by revealing: "We wear necklaces with a little broken heart, and when we put them together." But when they tried to draw a comparison between themselves and another movie, they found themselves with different opinions.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) took some time to talk about the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in an interview. The two actors discussed how they continued to play their established characters in a new and interesting way, as well as explaining how they all felt that filming the movie was like attending a party. The two actors also explained their reaction to the arrival of new faces on the set, in the form of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and how well they fit into the family dynamic that was going on at the time.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth And Chris Evans Avengers: Age of Ultron Video Interview
All the creatures of the animal kingdom are called to a meeting, only to receive some terrifying news. A great flood is on the way to engulf the land everywhere. Luckily, a human named Noah is building an ark to rescue the animals, but when it turns out Nestrians are not invited on to the ark, Dave and his young son Finny are forced to find a way to sneak on board incognito. Disguised with the help of a Grymp named Hazel and her daughter Leah, they make it to the boat safely... or at least some of them do. Leah and Finny have been left behind on a tall mountain, and the former can't think of anything worse than setting out on an adventure with her annoying and persistent tag-along.
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North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
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