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Suzi Perry: I’ve had Top Gear talks

Suzi Perry and Richard Bacon have both hinted they could be in the running for positions on the new series of Top Gear.

The 45-year-old is best known for her BBC coverage of the MotoGP and Formula One. And after weeks of rumours that she is in pole position for a role on the BBC 2 motoring show, she has confirmed she’s had a discussion with the show’s bosses.

“You have conversations, but we don’t know what is going to happen with the programme,” she said according to British newspaper the Daily Star. “The job is nobody’s at the moment. It’s down to Chris [Evans] and the BBC.”

So far, Chris Evans is the only name that’s been announced to replace Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on Top Gear. Their departure came after Jeremy was sacked following a fracas with one of the programme’s producers.

Soon after Chris was revealed as a host he announced that he would definitely be joined by a female, putting Suzi in the frame.

While she still doesn’t know if she’s definitely signing up, Suzi admits that turning down a role on the show back in 2002 was a mistake.

Also in the running is DJ and former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon. He also hinted he could be joining the line-up, saying: “Chris and I have a very good rapport.”

However one person viewers will not be seeing on the show is Luther actor Idris Elba. Despite one of the big names in the mix, he denied any involvement earlier this week.

“No, I’m an actor. I haven’t done much presenting,” he told British newspaper The Sun.

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