If you’ve ever wanted to be a TV host, love cars, and most importantly love Top Gear, boy do we have the opportunity for you. Chris Evans, recently named as Jeremy Clarkson’s replacement on the hugely popular TV show, is launching a worldwide talent search to find some new co-hosts as they revamp the series.
Top Gear’s talent search comes shortly after Chris Evans took on the top hosting job. Of course, you’ll remember all of this started when the BBC ousted Jeremy Clarkson earlier this year following a fight with a show producer. His co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May both decided not to return to the series.
“The way Richard and James were found was by auditioning.” Evans said to TopGear.com. “So what we’re going to do is hold auditions. Not just for famous people, ex-famous people, up-and-coming famous people, but for people who are watching the show.”
So here’s the deal. Clips can’t be longer than :30 seconds or they won’t be accepted. Interestingly, Evans doesn’t want to see cars in them. Just your car-obsessed self talking to the camera in Top Gear style about why you love automobiles. Also, no gimmicks or stunts and do not drive while filming your contribution or film yourself or anyone else driving.
So here is who Chris is looking for in potential new talent.
“Male, female, old, young, it doesn’t matter. The one thing that does matter is that you’ve got to have a real appetite for cars, and you’ve got to know something about cars,” Evans said. “You can be a mechanic, you can be an amateur racing car driver, you can be a guy who’s a fireman but who’s been building his own Land Rover in his shed for five years, but you’ve got to know about cars.”
You can send in your audition videos from June 19th through July 20th, so you have a month to get them in. People from all over the world can apply, but we’d expect you need to have your bags packed and ready to move to the UK should you get the job. Oh, and you have to be at least 17 years old. You can read all the terms and conditions here.