If you were hoping that the newly-revamped, Chris Evans-led BBC Top Gear was going to be a faithful rendition of the old setup, prepare to be disappointed: The new host, Chris Evans, says things are going to take quite a different shape.
"We are going to do things differently, because we have to, we want to," Evans said at the MIPCOM convention in Cannes, . "If there's three of you, and you go and make a film together, suddenly you're doping what they did. Why would you do that?"
"There's not going to be me and one guy there, and one guy there," he went on. "They're the Three Stooges, they are the Bee Gees, they are that and I'm not, I'm me."
Evans stated that the new Top Gear would dispel with the old show's studio format as well. "We're going to change that," he said. "I can't tell you into what."
"We are going to keep some things that I like, and my kids like, and my friends like, and that I liked anyway. But we are not going to throw the baby out with the bath water," .
The newly-appointed host appeared alongside The Stig at the Cannes event. "I don't want to say anything specific, but The Stig is here today—that might be a clue as to whether he's here tomorrow," he said.
The Stig gave no comment.
Could this news be a hint that didn't turn up any promising new candidates? Perhaps. Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond and May are working on their new Amazon series, tentatively called Gear Knobs, set to debut next year.