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BBC in 'advanced talks' with Guy Martin for Top Gear role

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BBC in 'advanced talks' with Guy Martin for Top Gear role

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 04 May 2015

BBC bosses are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Isle of Man TT star Guy Martin as part of the new presenting line-up for hit TV show Top Gear.

Martin has been linked to the role ever since the show’s long-time host, Jeremy Clarkson was given the boot after punching a producer earlier this year. Now, it has become clear that Clarkson’s co-hosts, Richard Hammond and James May will not form part of the show’s new line-up.

According to ‘The Independent’, BBC bosses are currently in talks with Martin about joining ‘The Classic Car Show’ presenter, Jodie Kidd and Life on Mars actor, Philip Glennister for a new-look version of one of the most popular programmes on television.

The 33-year-old refused to rule out a new role with the BBC when asked last month. “I don’t want to be the man who tries to replace Jeremy Clarkson, but never say never”, said the TV star.

The latest rumours surface after Top Gear’s co-creator, who resigned from the show after Clarkson’s departure, was overheard having a conversation in a pub. 

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