Nigel Farage to be new host of Top Gear?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 May 2015
Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage is being tipped to take over from Jeremy Clarkson as the new host of 'Top Gear' following his resignation as leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage is being tipped to take over from Jeremy Clarkson on 'Top Gear'.

The former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) - who stepped down from his position today (08.05.15) after losing his seat in the General Election - has now joined the list of names linked to the job after Jeremy was sacked by the BBC for attacking a producer.

William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: "Farage is almost an identikit Jeremy Clarkson right down to his love of booze and fags - he could well be an ideal replacement on 'Top Gear'."

Odds on Farage being announced as the new face of the show are at 16/1 while former 'The X Factor' host Dermot O'Leary is a 6/4 shot with Philip Glenister at 11/4 and Jodie Kidd at 3/1.

Nigel, 51, also joins a list of politicians and former politicians being tipped to appear on the next series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls, who also lost his seat in the election, is currently favourite with odds of 8/1, followed closely by Farage at 10/1 with newly resigned Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and former Labour leader Ed Miliband both at odds of 25/1.

They would follow in the footsteps of former Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe, who was partnered with Anton du Beke on the 2010 series of the BBC One celebrity ballroom dance contest.

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