Top Gear to hold auditions for new hosts - and it doesn't matter if you're not famous

New Top Gear presenter Chris Evans has revealed auditions are to be held to find his co-hosts.

He told BBC's One show anyone from around the world could apply - whether they were famous or not.

"You can be male, female, young or old, it doesn't matter - but you've got to know about cars," he said.

"You can be a mechanic, you can be be an amateur racing driver, you can be a guy who's a fireman but has been building his own Land Rover in his shed for five or 10 years.

"If you're up for it, we want to hear from you," Evans added.

The show will star at least one woman chosen not "for the sake of it" but for their passion for cars. There will also be guest hosts on the show.

Evans revealed audition tapes from as far away as Kazakhstan had already been received.

Further details on how to apply will be announced on Evans' Radio 2 Breakfast Show tomorrow and a website address will be given out on Friday.