Simon Cowell doubts Chris Evans' Top Gear credentials

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2016
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed he does not think Chris Evans is the right man to front 'Top Gear'

Simon Cowell does not think Chris Evans is the right man to present 'Top Gear'.

The 56-year-old music mogul thinks the BBC should have given the coveted role to a superior driver, suggesting he would have been a better fit.

Simon explained: "Chris Evans wouldn't have been my choice, but good luck to them.

"I think you've got to have someone who can actually drive a car. I would've been amazing. I'd make my own show."

Meanwhile, Simon also criticised former 'X Factor' host Dermot O'Leary for recently claiming at the National Television Awards that 'Strictly Come Dancing' is his new favourite programme.

He said: "You say these things, trying to be a bit funny on the night and then you go off and think, 'I wish I didn't say that'.

"That might have been one of those occasions."

Simon's remarks come shortly after former 'Top Gear' host James May claimed the BBC had taken a risk in giving the job to Chris Evans.

He said: "I'd like to see Chris' 'Top Gear' do well. It's a ballsy call to continue it. I wouldn't want to be the one presenting it when we'd just finished, but there must be a way of reinventing it. We always said it would survive beyond us.

"I think the stories about Chris' version being in trouble might be an elaborate hoax, before it explodes onto our screens in brilliance."

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