Step aside new X Factor judges, Chris Evans was the talk of Twitter as he was revealed as the new Top Gear host.
The announcement caused a buzz on social media, with many in support of the Warrington-born presenter joining BBC Two’s motoring programme.
And famous faces including Piers Morgan, Lord Sugar, Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage all joined in the discussion.
Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party John Prescot joked: “Seeing as the Tpo Gear hob has gone to Chris Evans I suppose I’ll have to settle for replacing Foo Fighters at Glastonbury.
Gary Lineker wrote: “Congratulations @achrisevans on being the #TopGear host. And to the BBC on a great appointment. One of the finest broadcasters of our time.”
Robbie Savage said: “Love that @achrisevans is going to be new presenter of top gear , anyone who loves cars more than me good luck mate.”
Today Radio 2 DJ Chris tweeted his 1.87 million followers and said: “Morning Wednesday. Had a dream last night that . . . Oh no, hang on.”
Chris, 49, has signed a three-year deal to replace Jeremy Clarkson and host the show with an all new-line up.
He wrote on Twitter: “First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I’m not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show.”
He said: “I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite programme of all time.”
As Chris, 49, celebrated his new job with a Guinness last night, some including Lord Alan Sugar said he had some big sh