It seems that the BBC is trying to win back the millions of viewers they lost after firing Jeremy Clarkson and essentially killing Top Gear. The method they want to use to attract viewers is, apparently, honeypotting, as they said to be in talks with Jodie Kidd to take the helm of an all-new Top Gear, being prepared for spring 2016 release.
Jodie Kidd, for those of you who don’t know, is a supermodel with penchant for super cars. She’s been a brand ambassador for Maserati for years, a part-time racing driver, a regular participants in exotic car rallies, and she has just finished her first season as the host of The Classic Car Show with former Top Gear presenter Quentin Wilson.
So Jodie’s resume is perfect for a Top Gear presenter. And we haven’t even mentioned how pretty she is, and how we watched that Classic Car Show thing just because she was in it. In many ways Jodie is like Clarkson, only beautiful, more intelligent, and amazingly slightly taller. That is why we think a new version of Top Gear with her in it might actually stand a chance.
The news was revealed, reportedly, but former executive producer Andy Wilman who was overheard mentioning this to Jamiroquai’s front man and TG regular, Jay Kay. Sources have mentioned actor Philip Glenister and Guy Martin as possible choices eyed by the BBC to present the new show with Kidd.
It remains to be seen how much of this is actually true, but Jodie Kidd was actually spotted having lunch with Jeremy Clarkson last week. One would assume she was looking for advice from the man she is poised to replace. As far most fans are concerned, it is totally cool if BBC wants to make a new car show. Just don’t call it Top Gear because if it sucks it will ruin all the good memories of the Clarkson era.