Top Gear has announced an open audition for anyone to possibly become a guest on the show.
Now that Chris Evans has been named the new host for Top Gear, the show’s website has announced that anyone will have the chance to become a presenter as the show enters a new era without Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. “The way Richard and James were found was by auditioning,” said Evans, “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.”
Evans assures that they aren’t discriminating against race, sex or even age, so long as you’re over 16. All they want is to find passionate presenters that love cars.
According to the website, hopefuls should record a video clip no longer than 30 seconds talking to a camera. Candidates will be chosen to receive an invitation to audition live for Evans and the Top Gear production team.
All this also means that Top Gear might not be a show with one host, two hosts or three hosts. It could become a show with guest presenters, it could just have Evans with a guest presenter, it could be anything. In other words, they haven’t decided on the format yet until they see what talent is out there.