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Jimmy Carr Wants In As Chris Evan’s ‘Top Gear’ Co-Host; ‘It’s Maybe The Best Job In Television’

Nov 03, 2015 11:44 AM EST | By Jason Fonbuena
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Comedian Jimmy Carr won't shy away from a "Top Gear" hosting gig alongside Chris Evans if the opportunity was to ever come his way.

"If it comes up, yeah, call me!" he told Digital Spy. "Call me straight away. I would do that in a heartbeat. I think it's maybe the best job in television."

In case there was any doubt to him becoming a co-host for "Top Gear," it should be remembered that Carr beat every guest on the BBC motoring show when he logged the fastest time in "Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car."

Then again, the comedian was also described by The Stig as "the worst driver we've ever had" and "the luckiest man" alive, after he spun off the track and set the slowest time, according to Huffington Post.

Chris Evans took over as "Top Gear's" new frontman after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked over a "fracas" with the show's producer. The 55-year-old, along with James May and Richard Hammond, have signed with Amazon, in a deal reportedly worth £160 million, and are already filming their motoring show.

"Jeremy's a good friend of mine," Carr spoke of Clarkson's exit. "Obviously they've had a difficult year, but it could've turned out any better!"

The 43-year-old went on to say that he thinks "Top Gear" will be "brilliant" post-Clarkson.

"I'm a huge fan of [the show], but ringing the changes and doing new challenges will be incredible for those boys."

Last month, Franchise Herald reported that Chris Evans said new "Top Gear" hosts have been chosen. The Radio 2 DJ revealed that people have undergone "full on proper scripted multi-camera auditions" and that the new co-hosts should be announced soon.

Describing the new recruits, the 49-year-old said, "[s]ome people may have done a bit of telly, but they are from these auditions," according to Huffington Post.

Evans also revealed that filming for "Top Gear" has already begun. It's expected to premiere sometime next year.

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