James Martin tipped to be new Top Gear host

James Martin tipped to be new Top Gear host

It's no secret James Martin has a love for cars but the celebrity chef and TV presenter is planning to have a £100 bet on himself becoming the next host of Top Gear.

The 46-year-old self-confessed car fanatic would love to present the motoring show after Matt LeBlanc quit, and he is that confident he could be the next host that he's willing to put money on it! 

He said: "I went past Paddy Power the other day and I’m 6/1. I’ve got to put a bet on myself, to be honest.

"In fact, I may have even put £100 on myself.

"But I’ve got no idea about whether I’ll get it. Top Gear is an iconic show and I’m a car fanatic. I’ve got several more strings to my bow than I had two years ago when it was last talked about."

Although James may feel confident, there are three more potential presenters in the running to be the next presenter Rebecca Jackson, Jodie Kidd and Guy Martin are also popular faces in the running. 


Speaking to The Mail On Sunday's Event magazine about his career, James added: "I’ve got a bit more time. I sail. I’ve upgraded my pilot’s licence. I enjoy life more than I ever have before.

"Who knows what’s gonna come out of it? If it happens, it happens. I'm 46 years old. I don’t need to send out CVs and go chasing stuff anymore. I’m more than happy doing what I do."