Will Mellor: 'Of course' I would take Top Gear job

Will Mellor has confessed he'd love to take over from Jeremy Clarkson as the new host of 'Top Gear'

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Will Mellor

Will Mellor wants to replace Jeremy Clarkson on 'Top Gear'.

The 39-year-old actor has confessed he'd love to be the new host of the BBC motoring show after it was revealed he was in the running to replace Clarkson, who was sacked last month for attacking a producer and leaving him with a split lip.

Speaking on an episode of 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' - which is set to air on Channel 4 tonight (01.05.15) at 10pm - Will said: "Of course I would do it. Driving around in fast cars around the world? Why not?

"I will put £5 on myself getting the job."

The 'In the Club' star is said to be unfazed by the idea of taking over from the popular presenter - who hosted the show alongside James May and Richard Hammond - while the BBC hope he will attract a younger audience.

A source exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Will has emerged as one of the favourites for the job. Bosses think he would be perfect to take the helm and would bring a younger audience with him that has grown up with him on 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' and 'Hollyoaks'. He also has a lot of female admirers who could tune in, which is something that Clarkson didn't have."

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