Chris Evans set to host Children In Need
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 May 2016
'Top Gear' star Chris Evans is reportedly in line to replace the late Sir Terry Wogan as a co-host on charity telethon 'BBC Children in Need'
Chris Evans is reportedly going to take over as host of BBC's 'Children in Need' following the passing of Sir Terry Wogan.
The 50-year-old TV and radio presenter is in line to become the co-host of the live BBC One charity telethon when it airs this year on Friday, November 18.
Sir Terry, who died of cancer at his Buckinghamshire home on January 31, aged 77, had presented 'Children in Need' since it launched in 1980.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Chris is very popular, one thing people can't take away from him is that he is brilliant at his job. BBC execs would love him to replace Sir Terry, they think he can do it. It just depends what happens with Top Gear."
This wouldn't be the first time Chris has followed in Sir Terry's footsteps, as he took over his weekday BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show slot after Sir Terry retired from the show he'd made his own.
Chris has had a whirlwind last several months, returning as the host of Channel 4's 'TFI Friday' last October and he also landed the 'Top Gear' presenting job and assembled a new team of co-hosts, including former 'Friends' actor Matt LeBlanc, to replace the outgoing Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
The revamped motoring series is scheduled to return to screens on May 22 for a six-episode run.
However, the 'Top Gear' job has not been without controversy as back in March Chris was forced to apologise in the wake of public backlash due to a driving stunt carried out by Matt in front of the Cenotaph war memorial in London.