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The media coverage has since ramped up, with speculation growing as to who might co-host. There might be a female host! Auditions might discover a new presenter! Scores of column inches were being generated; the hated BBC was providing bucket loads of cheap copy and for once the Fourth Estate was happy. But one paper had a problem with Evans being made the successor to Jezza.
Step forward pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins, who is doubly teed off at Evans getting the job, because she has a problem with red hair. “Can I just get a few things straight? Top Gear does not have a new presenter”, she snapped. “The BBC has a new car show, with a presenter. Who is ginger. By choice … I am saying the bloke bores the pants off me banging on about cars … Chris Evans bores me about cars”.
Carry on flogging that dead horse, eh?
“We can be sure before long there will be a token woman [problem for you, Katie?] and a one-armed Paralympian in a reasonably priced Motability car … Forget the audience who like cars … Expect to see famous people who like to see their faces on telly … Particularly if they are lesbian, Muslim or pretending to be black … Stand by for the Christmas special. Russell Brand and Owen Jones deliver turkeys to food banks. Oh how we laughed”.