Former Gadget Show presenter Suzi Perry has signed a new deal to front Formula 1, it has recently been revealed. Perry, who is available for booking through talent agency MN2S, has extended her contract until at least the end of this year with BBC Formula 1 contract meaning that she may not be able to join Top Gear full-time.
It was previously rumoured that she would be joining the motoring programme earlier this month, leading the show’s new line up after Clarkson was axed following a fracas with a producer. Suzi Perry is best known for covering MotoGP for the BBC for 13 years, The Gadget Show on Channel 5 for 9 years, until 2011, and the BBC’s Formula One coverage from 2013.
Speaking about the possible presenter changes on Top Gear, Perry informed The Sunday Times, that, “They want to refresh it and make it different. I think they’re looking at having a gang of people rather than a structure of maybe two to three presenters, more of a team to take it in turns.” She added, “I wouldn’t be able to do the long trips. There may be something along the way, but at the moment I really don’t know.”
She told the publication, “My name has been linked to the new series of Top Gear, for instance. For the record, I know that my name is in the mix, and I’m not saying I won’t be doing it, but there has not been an offer for me to be alongside Chris Evans, the main presenter.”