Top Gear: 5 Women Who Should Join Chris Evans

Will Cameron commit to a stint in the driving seat?


The BBC announced today that Chris Evans will be replacing Jeremy Clarkson as the new presenter of Top Gear.

As pleased as we are that our favourite TFI Friday host landed the gig, it would've been kickass to see a female head up the show - so we were delighted to hear Chris say that he will be 100% joined by a female co-host.

We've put together a list of five women that we think the BBC should consider for the job... 


1. Sue Perkins


Rumoured for the job initially, Bake Off hero Sue Perkins seems like a brilliant choice to join Evans. We were disgusted when trolls complained about said rumours, and devestated when she removed herself from Twitter as a result. We'd have liked to see the BBC put two digital fingers up to those trolls and give her the job. 

2. Kendall & Kylie

Seeing as K and K have a new bestie in Grand Prix champion, Lewis Hamilton, we reckon they'd have loads to talk about. And as owners of a few impressive sets of wheels themselves, how could anyone put the position past them? Give them the job and you're guaranteed entertainment for all - Keeping Up With The Car-dashions, anyone? 

3. Susie Wolff


Formula one racer, Susie Wolff, should be seriously considered for the job. Not only does she have a kickass (race) track record, but she's a pro at talking the talk, too. 

4. Sandi Toksvig

In light of this week's reports that the The News Quiz presenter was denied the host's job on Have I Got News For You twenty years ago because she's a woman, we think Sandi deserves this break. Plus, adding a strong feminist voice to the mix will create an interesting dynamic. 

5. Cameron Diaz

Boasting the number 13 spot on the Top Gear Fastest Lap Times Scoreboard, it's a no-brainer that Cam makes the list. The former ELLE cover star is not afraid to make fun of herself - which is what a Top Gear host is known for, right? Plus, her infectous laugh will have us entertained for the full hour.

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