The BBC has approached Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin to front a new "dream team" presenting line up for Top Gear. Corporation chiefs are looking to overhaul the series after the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson. James May and Richard Hammond are unlikely to return.

Jodie KiddJodie Kidd could present the newly designed Top Gear

According to the Sunday Express, the BBC is in talks with the former model Kidd, Life on Mars and noted petrol-head Philip Glenister and Channel 4's Guy Martin to front a new line-up.

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Andy Wilman, Top Gear's co-creator and executive producer, was overheard talking about his new line-up while dining at a Sussex restaurant with the Jamiroquai frontman and car enthusiast Jay Kay. Kidd, who once held the fastest lap time on Top Gear's 'star in a reasonably priced car' round was recently pictured enjoying a drink with the axed presenter Clarkson.

Speaking to reporters in April, Kidd said it was "all changing" on the BBC programme.

"It's going to be interesting, the next couple of months,"  the former model said, though refused to confirm whether she would replace Clarkson.

It is thought that, should the contracts of Kidd, Glenister and Guy Martin be tied up soon, the show will be back on TV next spring.

Clarkson was sacked by the BBC after attacking an executive producer at a North Yorkshire hotel, apparently unhappy that he could not order a steak after a long day's filming. 

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