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Chris Evans on Top Gear changes

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Chris Evans on Top Gear changes

Chris Evans has branded 'Top Gear's former hosts "the Bee Gees".

The 49-year-old presenter has hinted he may front the motoring show - which was previously anchored by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond - alone because he wants to do things "differently" to the previous format of the programme.

Speaking in interviews at the annual Mipcom TV trade show in Cannes, he said: "We are going to do things differently, because we have to, we want to

"The second you wander off into the 'Well I'm the main host, and this is my mate over here and my mate over here'... if there's three of you, and you go and make a film together, suddenly you're doing what they did. Why would you do that?

"Because they were brilliant at it, I'm not going to do that. One thing is for sure, there's not going to be me and one guy there, and one guy there. That's not going to happen.

"They're the Three Stooges, they are the Bee Gees, they are that and I'm not, I'm me.

"I'm a solo artist at the moment, I'm on my own, so do I form a band or not?"

It has been speculated the new-look show will feature a live element after Chris confirmed he plans to make some changes to the old studio format.

He said: "We're going to change that.

"I can't tell you into what. I know, by the way, but I can't say at the moment."

However, he insisted not everything on the show will change.

He added: "We are going to keep some things that I like, and my kids like, and my friends like, and that I liked anyway. But we are not going to throw the baby out with the bath water."

One aspect that looks likely to stay is the show's mystery masked driver The Stig.

Chris teased: "I don't want to say anything specific, but The Stig is here today - that might be a clue as to whether he's here tomorrow."