Guy Martin and Steve Coogan both vying for Top Gear pole position
Daredevil Guy Martin and comedian Steve Coogan are leading the way in the race to become the next permanent presenter on Top Gear.
As Chris Evans steps down from the helm after just one series speculation is already mounting as to who his replacement will be.
Actor and car enthusiast Philip Glenister is rated at 16/1 and the same price is on offer for Vicky Butler-Henderson.
Meanwhile, it’s 25/1 that Jeremy Clarkson makes a sensational return to the hit Sunday night show.
And finally, with Nigel Farage out of a job at the moment it’s an outside chance at 100/1 he’s given the nod by Beeb bosses.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Evans had a rough ride as Top Gear host and the early betting points towards Martin or Coogan filling the void, with the latter a near certainty to help ratings rocket. It’s safe to say Dermot O’Leary would be the housewives’ favourite but his time may have been and gone already.”
Ladbrokes latest betting:
To become a permanent presenter on the next series of Top Gear
5/1 Guy Martin
7/1 Steve Coogan
10/1 Jodie Kidd
10/1 Dermot O’Leary
16/1 Philip Glenister
16/1 Vicky Butler-Henderson
25/1 Jeremy Clarkson
25/1 Sue Perkins
25/1 Carl Fogarty
25/1 Jimmy Carr
25/1 Jay Kay
25/1 Richard Bacon
25/1 Denise Van Outen
25/1 Natalie Pinkham
33/1 David Coulthard
100/1 Nigel Farage
Others on request
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.