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The new Top Gear will have an Irish host

The ex-Formula 1 boss will join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

tg_-line-up_maincloser_af1 Jordan (second from right) with the new Top Gear team. Source: BBC

EDDIE JORDAN HAS been announced as one of the new hosts of the revamped Top Gear.

The former Formula 1 boss will join Chris Evans and actor Matt LeBlanc when the BBC motoring show returns to screens in May.

German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid and, of course, The Stig, are also on board for the new series.

Dublin-born Jordan founded the Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula 1 team that had drivers such as Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill on its roster. Speaking about the news, Jordan said:

I have such enormous respect for all my fellow presenters and I politely ask that they go easy on these old bones.

Earlier this month former Friends star Le Blanc was unveiled as one of the new hosts.

Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from Top Gear last summer after punching Oisín Tymon, an Irish producer on the show. His co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May decided to not continue the show without him.

The trio are currently filming a new motoring series for Amazon.

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