Sunday 22 April 2018

Is F1 star Jenson Button joining Chris Evans on Top Gear?

Chris Evans will be the new Top Gear presenter
Chris Evans will be the new Top Gear presenter

New Top Gear host Chris Evans has fuelled speculation that Formula One driver Jenson Button is to join the TV show.

BBC Radio 2 DJ Evans read out a speculative news story on his morning show, which alleged that Button was "in talks with the BBC to co-present the show".

"Well, I wonder what's going on there," Evans crooned.

He went on to quote the original Daily Mail article saying: "Hmm they say an announcement is imminent ... really ... well I'll try and find out for you."

Neither Button's spokesman nor the BBC commented on the speculation that talks are happening.

A comment from Button's PR camp, via McLaren, said: " Jenson is contracted to McLaren for next year."

Other names in the mix to co-present with Evans have been Jodie Kidd, Suzi Perry and former X Factor host Dermot O'Leary.

Press Association

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