If campaigners have their way
A PETITION by Lorn MacDonald of Glasgow is demanding that the BBC hire comedian Steve Coogan to present flagship motoring show, Top Gear.
The petition hosted by campaigning website, Change.org, wants to see Coogan playing the part of his TV alter ego, Rover mad Alan Partridge, presenting the program after Jeremy Clarkson reportedly attacked a producer on the show last week.
Clarkson’s future with the BBC remains unclear.
Partridge, who lives in a Travelodge and drives a Maroon Rover 800, would be the ideal choice for the show, according to MacDonald, whose petition states:
We, the undersigned, would like to see Jeremy Clarkson’s vacated role on the BBC’s flagship programme Top Gear taken up by Alan Partridge.
Alan has a strong track record for broadcast presenting, from his relaxed professionalism with guests on BBC chat show ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ to his effortless banter on his talk shows at Radio Norwich. He has good experience with motoring TV, after his brilliant work on ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! (What a video)’. His work as sports presenter on news programme ‘The Day Today’ also shows off his ability to talk about and inform on a range of topics.
We believe this diversity of experience and his noted passion for cars puts Alan in great stead to take over as chief presenter after Clarkson’s successful tenure. Mr Partridge is both capable of retaining what has made the show great over the years and adding a new and vital reenergised flavour to the show.
Anybody wanting to sign the petition can do so by visiting: https://www.change.on-partridrg/p/bbc-hire-alage-for-top-gear
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