Eddie Jordan backs new Top Gear hosts
2 November 2018 - 10:00 AM

Eddie Jordan backs new Top Gear hosts

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Eddie Jordan has backed Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness to make a success of co-hosting "Top Gear".

The former Formula 1 team boss was previously part of the show's presenting team alongside Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, but he thinks the new hosts will "be great" on the programme, because the series "thrives on British humour".

He said: "I'm a huge fan of Freddie, I think he'll be great. What they know about F1 is different but having had Jeremy, then Chris, then Matt, I think "Top Gear" thrives on British humour."

Paddy and Freddie will co-host "Top Gear" alongside Chris Harris, and Eddie believes the show's producers would have chosen the pair because they are "the best two" for the job.

When asked if he is concerned the line-up isn't diverse, he told Metro newspaper: "The producers have come up with a duo that works for each other, with a bit of edge.

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"In terms of nationality, race, gender, I'm sure those things were considered. It's probably been decided that, in the interests of the best programme, they've picked the best two."

Paddy recently admitted it is an "honour" for him to present the show after watching the programme - which has aired since 2002 - from a young age.

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He said: "Getting the "Top Gear" gig is a real honour and I'm thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity.

"To be hosting a show I've watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting."

Former pro cricketer Freddie added: "It's not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I'm now lucky enough to say I will have.

"I've always been passionate about cars and I'm so excited to be joining the "Top Gear" team."

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May previously co-hosted the programme before Matt and Chris.

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