Chris Evans has confirmed he will be joined by a female co-host when he takes over Top Gear.
The star, who was announced as Jeremy Clarkson’s replacement on Tuesday, said the show would star at least one woman, chosen not “for the sake of it” but because of their passion for cars.
Former model Jodie Kidd, who presents Channel 5′s Classic Car Show, has already been tipped for the role.
Formula One presenter Suzi Perry has also been rumoured for the show.
She appeared prominently in the audience of Evans’ TV show TFI Friday last week, shortly after he agreed to front Top Gear.
Bookmakers have made Kidd the favourite to fill one of the two slots left by James May and Richard Hammond, who quit the show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking.
A spokesman for William Hill said: “We think Jodie is almost a certainty but the third member of the expected triumvirate looks very open.”
Kidd currently attracts odds of 1/3, with former motorcycle racer turned broadcaster Guy Martin at 5/2, and Perry, Philip Glenister and Demot O’Leary all at 4/1. Source: BBC