Guy Martin tipped to become new Top Gear host – again

Road racer is bookies’ favourite to replace Chris Evans

Guy Martin tipped to become new Top Gear host – again

GUY Martin is again being tipped to host Top Gear after DJ Chris Evan’s departure from the show.

The North Lincolnshire road racer is the current bookies’ favourite to replace Evans with Ladbrokes offering odds of 5/1, ahead of comedian Steve Coogan at 7/1 and X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary at 10/1.

Actor Philip Glenister is rated at 16/1, as is Vicky Butler-Henderson, while the odds on former Ukip leader Nigel Farage taking over the flagship BBC programme are 100/1.

Ladbrokes is also offering 25/1 odds on Jeremy Clarkson returning to the show to replace Evans, who stepped down after just one series.

A spokeswoman for the bookie said “Evans had a rough ride as Top Gear host and the early betting points towards Martin or Coogan filling the void.”

Martin was first tipped to become a Top Gear host following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson for physically attacking a producer. The road racer said in March that he was happy to have turned the role down