Chris Evans has taken to social media to deny rumours he’s replacing suspended Jeremy Clarkson on BBC’s Top Gear this morning.
Chris Evans was tipped in the betting market to replace Clarkson on BBC Two’s hit motor show Top Gear – but this morning he has denied the rumours.
Evans said on Twitter this morning: “I can categorically say I am not and will NEVER be running for office. Pls discount my candidacy”.
He responded to a user saying: “Don’t worry your little self. Never going to happen. Calm down and carry on.”
The BBC released a statement last night saying: “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No-one else has been suspended.
“Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”
It’s been reported since the statement that Clarkson got into a ‘bust up’ with the producer, allegedly aiming to punch him.
Top Gear this Sunday has been cancelled and the future episodes of the series postponed.