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Chris Evans is the new host of Top Gear

Chris Evans is the new host of Top Gear

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We've known for a while now that Top Gear would continue on without Jeremy Clarkson, and now we know who will replace him as host: Chris Evans (no, not that one). The British TV and radio host signed a three-year deal, according to the Top Gear website.

Evans became a public figure after a successful decade-long run hosting a weekday morning show on Channel 4 called The Big Breakfast. He's hosted a number of other British television and radio shows, and has even made guest appearances on Top Gear. Production on the Evans-led version of Top Gear will start in the next few weeks, and will air in 2016, according to the release.

Evans will replace Clarkson, but will the fans stick around?

We found out that Clarkson was let go in March after a now-infamous spat with his producer. The former host was accused of both physically and verbally attacking Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon after because he wasn't served a hot meal after a long day of filming.

The news comes hours after we found out that the final episode with Jeremy Clarkson (and likely the last with co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond; they were removed from the website in April, after all) will air June 28th on BBC2. Where Clarkson heads next is still a mystery.