Secret Top Gear film in the works

2015-06-09 08:05

Los Angeles - Chris Evans has confirmed he's working on a "secret" Top Gear project.

The BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host has revealed he's working on a "secret Top Gear film" despite having vehemently denied he was set to take over from Jeremy Clarkson after he was sacked for punching a producer earlier this year.

Asked whether he had started to present the BBC motoring show yet, Chris said: "Not started yet, but we are doing a secret Top Gear film on Tuesday."

The 49-year-old star - who is set to bring back his live music show 'TFI Friday' this week - went on to insist the project is being kept under wraps.

Speaking on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, he explained: "It still will be [secret], because nobody knows where it's going to be but we're going to make one and see how it goes.

"We're making a Top Gear - we're doing a Top Gear sequence with an independent production company and we're going to see how it goes."

Following Evans' confession, Clarkson and his former Top Gear colleagues James May and Richard Hammond - who are reported to have snubbed the BBC's big-money attempts to make them return to the show - took to their Twitter accounts to mock the flame-haired presenter.

Clarkson wrote: "Next week, I'm doing a pilot Radio 2 breakfast show with an independent production company. We'll see how it goes."

Reiterating the controversial presenter's point, May said: "I'm working on a new TV idea, with an independent production company, called TFI Thursday. We'll see how it goes."

Hammond added: "Next week I'm doing a pilot of The Two Show on Fridays with an independent production company. We'll see how it goes."

Following the news that Clarkson had been axed from Top Gear Evans took to his radio show to insist he had no interest in taking over his job.

He said at the time: "This is not true. Not only is it not true - its absolute nonsense." 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.

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