Twitter Reacts To Chris Evans Bagging Top Gear Job
We sort of guessed it would happen on Friday. Sort of. Chris Evans has been confirmed as the new host of Top Gear and will lead an “all new line up”.
The red headed Radio 2 breakfast show host was named the new man in charge of fast cars on telly at 7.15pm last night and ever since then the world of Twitter has gone crazy.
Here’s what happened.
First the news broke on BBC 2’s Twitter feed
But being BBC Two not many people noticed. But then Evans himself got involved.
First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I'm not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) June 16, 2015
LOTS of people noticed that. Then many, many, many people reminded Evans of this…
Hilarious story in today's paper re me replacing Clarkson on Top Gear. 100% not true. 100% never going to happen. 100% time for a fry up.— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) September 7, 2014
Meanwhile, back in the present, former presenter May was backing his mate…
Well: best of luck to @achrisevans and the future of Top Gear (b. 1977). That's a ballsy call, frankly, and to be admired.— James May (@MrJamesMay) June 16, 2015
Ah, isn’t that sweet. Unfortunately (for Evans) “The Chef” was behind him too
We’re starting the Don’t Whatever You Do Give James Martin A Co Host Job campaign right now… Fortunately the world of football was pleased.
Because, obviously, Linekar speaks on behalf of the World Of Football. Even Mike Brewer was happy…
Well done to the nicest most mental guy in television @achrisevans he'll do a cracking job.— Mike Brewer (@mikebrewer) June 16, 2015
As was Jake “Used To Do Formula 1” Humphrey…
But then there was *some* disquiet in the ranks. That mouthpiece of middle England, Katie Hopkins, chucked her oar in (when does she not?)
Did you get that? No us neither. It was just noise.
Piers Morgan tried to be funny.
I was too expensive, sadly. #TopGear— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 16, 2015
Meanwhile the news confused many Americans who thought Captain America had just taken on a slightly lesser superhero role…
Chris Evans is trending and I think there's exciting new Captain America/Avengers news. But there's not. So disappointing.— Heather Croxon (@heather_c3) June 16, 2015
Fortunately The Mirror had the answer…
Thanks for clearing that up.
As one wag pointed out, at least the BBC producers will now be safe from Hangry presenters…
Smart move from the BBC to protect their producers. As of today the most punchable man in the room will always be Chris Evans.— Steven Dick (@dickmagician) June 16, 2015
But there’s been no word from Clarkson yet, who is possibly still in the process of complaining to Bill Gates. Or a double glazing salesman…
Fucking fucking fucking fucking bastard fucking Windows— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 16, 2015
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