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Former F1 owner Eddie Jordan set to be named co-host of Top Gear

Just days after Matt LeBlanc was named as a co-host on BBC’s Top Gear, along with Chris Evans, it appears the show has found its third host.

According to various reports, former Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan is expected to be named to the show.

Jordan and Evans have reportedly been friends for a long time.

The 67-year-old Jordan founded the Jordan Grand Prix racing team in 1990, selling it in 2005. Between 2009 and 2015, he hosted the BBC’s coverage of F1.

Jordan, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, had a brief racing career of his own after he discovered go karting while working in New Jersey.

When he returned to Ireland, he would enter and win the Irish Kart Championship in 1971. Jordan also raced in Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic and Formula Three.

Jordan’s knowledge and experience, especially at the Formula One level, should be an asset to the show.

Reports also indicate that German racecar driver driver Sabine Schmitz and journalist Chris Harris will also become occasional contributors to the show.

Top Gear is set to return to the airways on May 8 and shooting for the first episode is going on in South Africa.