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Top Gear new host, Chris Evans, has launched a search for the new show presenters on June 19.

An open audition invites fans to post a short video to the BBC. It should be no longer than 30 seconds, and must not feature cars, stunts or gimmicks – just the applicant talking directly to the camera.

Chris Evans, who was announced on June 17 as the replacement of Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC show, said the hosts could be “male, female, young or old, it doesn’t matter”.Chris Evans Top Gear auditions

“If you’re up for it, we want to hear from you, but you’ve got to know about cars,” Chris Evans said.

However, Chris Evans clarified, the job on offer was not necessarily that of presenter. “You could be auditioning to be a driver. You could be auditioning to be a film reporter. Or you could be auditioning to be a co-host.

“If we don’t find anybody who’s good enough, if there’s nobody right for this from these videos, we will not be appointing anyone. Or the whole new team might be from these videos. We don’t know.”

Chris Evans added that the age limit had been raised to 17: “Yesterday I said 16, sorry about that.”

Submissions can be made through the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear.

The deadline is July 20.