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Ellie Goulding puts brakes on Top Gear talk as stars flock to Wimbledon

By Dominic Harris

Pop star Ellie Goulding scotched any ideas that she might be in line to present the next series of Top Gear as she arrived for men's quarter-finals day at Wimbledon.

The Love Me Like You Do singer oozed glamour as she walked through the gates of the All England Club. But she denied suggestions she may replace Chris Evans on the BBC motoring show after he departed on Monday.

Ellie (29) tweeted on Monday: "FINE I'll present Top Gear." But as she walked past fans at SW19 she dismissed the idea that it might happen. She said: "No, I'm not presenting Top Gear, sorry to disappoint."

Asked what she thought of Evans on the show, she said: "I've been away for six months, I've not seen the presenting."

David Beckham, who watched Andy Murray from the royal box on Saturday, was spotted in Federer's box with sons Romeo and Cruz after arriving in his Bentley.

Vogue editor Anna Wintour chatted with Federer's mother Lynette, while American Hustle actor Bradley Cooper was also a guest in the Swiss star's courtside box. Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls arrived with wife Shara, but laughed off suggestions he might abseil into the royal box, saying: "No, no - spectator."

Asked who he was looking forward to seeing, he said: "Always a big Roger fan, always a privilege to come to Wimbledon, my favourite day of the two weeks is men's quarter-finals."

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