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Poll: Do you think Chris Evans is a good choice?

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans is known for his love of cars. Credit: David Giles/PA Wir

Chris Evans has said Jeremy Clarkson was among the first to congratulate him on his new role on Top Gear.

But what do you this of his appointment? Is he the right man for the job?

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Trio tease Chris Evans over 'secret Top Gear film'

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and his former colleagues James May and Richard Hammond have given their reaction to Chris Evans revealing he is working on a "secret Top Gear film" on Tuesday and will "see how it goes".

Jeremy Clarkson says he will miss hosting Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has written about how much he will miss presenting Top Gear. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/PA Images

Jeremy Clarkson has written about how much he will miss hosting Top Gear and thanked fans for their support after he was sacked from the popular motoring show following a 'fracas' with a producer.

The presenter has not spoken publicly about being axed by the BBC, other than to say that "everybody's upset", but in his column in the Sun newspaper today, Clarkson briefly mentioned the incident.

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have written to say how much they will miss me on Top Gear. It's not as much, however, as I'll miss being there.

– Jeremy Clarkson

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Top Gear duo set to make thousands from motorbike sales

James May is selling eight of his bikes Credit: Bonhams

Two of the newly out-of-work Top Gear presenters are selling off 12 motorbikes from their collections.

With a combined estimated value of up to £65,600, James May and Richard Hammond look set to recoup some of the losses from the demise of their BBC show when the bikes go under the hammer with Bonhams later this month.

However, they've been quick to deny any link between their employment status and the sale.

“Just because I’m unemployed now doesn’t mean I have to get rid of everything,” said May, who's selling eight cars. “I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest”.

"I also have a canoe, and some Wharfedale hi-fi speakers, if anyone’s interested,” Hammond quipped.

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