If there was any doubt surrounding the future certain failure of Top Gear, it was put to rest today.
Eddie Jordan — famous for running a Formula 1 team into the ground, being the Irish orange yin to David Coulthard’s pasty, Scottish yang during BBC Formula 1 coverage, and for making Bernie Ecclestone look like a normal-sized human being — has been tipped as the third host of Top Gear, reports Radio Times.
It was announced Thursday that Matt LeBlanc would co-host the British “motoring programme” with BBC Radio star Chris Evans. Others, such as Sabine Schmitz and Chris Harris, were also rumored to host the show. However, it seems those with actual driving abilities will be relegated to second fiddle status as Jordan will be standing (presumably on a box) beside LeBlanc and Evans.
Jordan, 67, ran Jordan Grand Prix from 1991 to 2005 before it was sold off and rebranded as Midland. In 2009, he joined the BBC’s F1 coverage team. He’s a Tory, much like the outgoing Jeremy Clarkson, and also an amateur Murray Walker.