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What's Next For the BBC's Flagging Flagship Show 'Top Gear'?

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When Chris Evans (the British media personality, not Captain America) announced on Monday that he was stepping down as host of Top Gear after just one season, such is near-farcical level of interest in the BBC’s flagship motoring show that the story instantly became headline news--for a while. But while the exact timing of Evans’ decision may not have been known, his move can hardly have been a surprise. According to the Hollywood Reporter, even before Evans took over, he received a drubbing in the British press. In one instance, video emerged of co-host Matt LeBlanc doing donuts just inches away from a famous war memorial. Evans was forced to make a public apology for the stunt. Ratings plummeted in the U.K. and didn't do well at all in America, either. Now, producers are wondering who should take Evans' place. Some names being put forward include chef James Martin, motorcycle racer Guy Martin, and comedian and actor Steve Coogan.

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