Reality TV By Rupert Adams

Top Chef To Top Gear:

James Martin is now the 1/2 odds on favourite with William Hill to be named as the replacement for Chris Evans as the main presenter of Top Gear.

“We have been swamped with bets for James Martin and I would be astonished if he does not get the nod,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “The BBC might just have found the recipe for success.”

Next Top Gear presenter: 1/2 James Martin; 6/1 Guy Martin; 8/1 Jenson Button; 8/1 Rebecca Jackson; 8/1 Philip Glenister; 10/1 Dermot O’Leary; 10/1 Jodie Kidd; 14/1 Steve Coogan; 14/1 Suzi Perry; 25/1 David Coulthard; 25/1 Eddie Irvine; 25/1 Jake Humphrey; 25/1 Jay Kay; 25/1 Jay Leno; 25/1 Jimmy Carr; 25/1 Johnny Vaughan; 25/1 Ken Block; 25/1 Paul di Resta; 33/1 Martin Brundle; 33/1 Rowan Atkinson; 50/1 Ant & Dec; 50/1 James Blunt; 50/1 Matthew Perry; 50/1 Nigel Mansell; 100/1 Nigel Farage