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Lethal Bizzle backed for Top Gear job say bookies

Lethal Bizzle has been backed to become the next Top Gear presenter according to bookmaker Coral, after the rapper admitted that he has been approached by the show’s producers. Lethal is now 8-1 to replace Chris Evans, but James Martin remains in pole position at 3-1.

Other names in the mix include Jodie Kidd at 4-1, Guy Martin at 5-1, and Dermot O’Leary at 10-1. Coral go 12-1 that Jeremy Clarkson returns to his old job, while Richard Hammond is priced at 16-1.

“The race is on to find Chris Evans’ replacement on Top Gear, and following Lethal Bizzle’s comments, we have taken a flurry of bets on the rap star landing the job,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

**Next new permanent Top Gear presenter – Coral bet

3-1 James Martin, 4-1 Jodie Kidd, 5-1 Guy Martin, 8-1 Lethal Bizzle, 10-1 Dermot O’Leary, 12-1 Jeremy Clarkson, David Coulthard, 12-1 Steve Coogan, 14-1 Eddie Jordan, Vicki Butler-Henderson, 16-1 Richard Hammond, James May, Jake Humphrey, John Bishop, 20-1 Johnny Vaughan, Suzi Perry