Specials Betting Television By Joe Crilly

Arch Nemesis Piers To Take Top Gear Reins From Clarkson

With Chris Evans ruling himself out of replacing Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear, William Hill make his arch nemesis, Piers Morgan, the 5/2 favourite to take his spot should he depart. Johnny Vaughan is a 7/2 shot with Steve Coogan 6/1.


All the talk of replacements is hypothetical should Clarkson stay for which he is 2/5 – he is 7/4 to depart the show.


“To lose his job on Top Gear would be bad enough but to then be replaced by your nemesis would be a double blow for Clarkson,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Jeremy Clarkson to present any episode in the 23rd series of Top Gear: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no


To replace Jeremy Clarkson as Top Gear presenter: 5/2 Piers Morgan; 7/2 Johnny Vaughan; 6/1 Steve Coogan; 8/1 Chris Moyles; 8/1 Tiff Needell; 10/1 Chris Evans; 12/1 Jimmy Carr; 12/1 Jodie Kidd; 16/1 James Blunt; 20/1 James Nesbitt; 20/1 Jay Kay; 25/1 Patrick Kielty; 25/1 Rowan Atkinson