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Has Top Gear's The Stig been given the boot?

2015-06-19 15:39

Los Angeles - Chris Evans has hinted that The Stig has been axed from Top Gear.

The BBC Radio 2 DJ was announced as the new host of the BBC Two motoring show earlier this week after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for punching a producer in a row over a steak and he's now revealed that in addition to Jeremy's colleagues Richard Hammond and James May, the anonymous driver may not be making a return either.

Speaking on BBC One's The One Show about the possibility of The Stig being replaced by another driver in disguise, he said: "A Stigette. A lady Stig or a Stigette. The Stig's offspring. Anything's up for grabs."

The news comes as the 49-year-old star revealed the BBC will be holding auditions to find his new co-hosts.
Evans also insisted that fans will be informed about any decisions as soon as they are made.

He said: "We're not going to drag things out so it becomes a soap opera. When we've decided something - if we sign someone today, a presenter or driver or anything - we will tell you, immediately."

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