Rapper Lethal Bizzle has put himself forward as a new presenter on Top Gear.
Last week Monday, it was announced that Top Gear host Chris Evans was stepping down, after lukewarm reviews from fans and critic, as well as terrible ratings. Evans announced his resignation via twitter saying “Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best.” He went on to add “I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause.”
Amidst all the speculation as to whether or not, Evans should be replaced, Lethal Bizzle has put himself forward the position saying “I have more bants than Chris does anways”. Bizzle spoke to the Daily Star online, sharing his thoughts on the latest series of Top Gear, the first since the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
“No one really likes change, I think they did an OK job but I would have picked a better presenter than Chris Evans. I get that they have revamped it but I am still very supportive of Clarkson and the lads. The show did need a transformation though but I’m not sure it worked. The first few episodes you could really tell Chris wasn’t used to it, the thing is you have got to have bants – it’s a car show but it needs bants. He just needed to get the balance right, he was too shouty, it was a bit weird.”
Lethal Bizzle also offered the Top Gear team a little advice on how best to move forward. He also revealed that he was contacted by the BBC about potentially auditioning for the program.
“I think they need to mix up the show. For you to relate to a younger audience you need people who they respect and can relate to. It’s a well-known fact that I’m a big fan of cars. I’ll bring a total different energy to the show. If I keep making noise about it you never know … They did contact me and asked me to try out for the gig but I thought they wouldn’t take me seriously. I should have gone to the audition but I didn’t and after that they give Chris the job. Now ratings keep going down I may be in luck.”