Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button set to join the new Top Gear

2015-07-30 09:39

Los Angeles - Jenson Button could be set to join Chris Evans on Top Gear.

The Formula 1 driver has been tipped to join the BBC Radio 2 DJ on the new presenting line-up of the BBC motoring show after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked earlier this year for punching a producer, resulting in his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May stepping down as co-hosts.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: ''An announcement is imminent.''

The 35-year-old star appeared on the popular show as a celebrity guest twice while Clarkson, May and Hammond hosted the show but he could now be set to join the show on a permanent basis.

Neither Button's spokesperson nor the BBC have denied that talks are in place although they've both refused to comment on ''speculation''.

Chris, 49, and Jenson are said to be good friends and the racing driver even appeared on his breakfast show in July 2013.

Meanwhile, he recently hinted that he could be set to retire from the sport in the near future.

He said: "I would be pretty happy if I retired now with my career in terms of achievements."

However, Button is not the only name being linked to a spot on the presenting team.

Jodie Kidd and Suzi Perry are both said to be in the running to become the first female presenter on the show while Guy Martin, Dermot O'Leary and Philip Glenister are also favourites to join Chris on the revamped show.

Read more on:    chris evans  |  jenson button  |  tv  |  top gear

M-Net's Halloween treat

2016-10-22 08:00 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

M-Net's Halloween treat

2016-10-22 08:00

M-Net 101, M-Net Edge 102 and Vuzu Amp 103 will be opened to DStv Compact and Extra customers for the weekend of 28 to 30 October 2016. Read More »

We had a quick chat with Penny Rider about taking that all important first star baker award in the new season of SA Bake Off. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.