Chain Reaction Cycles invites Jeremy Clarkson to host cycling show in early April Fools

Chain Reaction Cycles asks former Top Gear presenter to 'attend screen test on April 1st'

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(Image credit: Tony Harrison, Flickr)

Online bike shop Chain Reaction Cycles, has got in on the April Fools early this year, allegedly inviting former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson to host its fortnightly internet cycling show.

Clarkson was dismissed this week from his contract with the BBC after a high-profile investigation into allegations that the 54-year-old physically attacked Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

Now available, the controversial presenter has supposedly been approached by Chain Reaction to be a co-host on 'The Hub Show', along with current presenter, Matt Cole, with a screen test apparently scheduled for April 1st.

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“We’ve been looking for a co-presenter who would go the extra mile and really add a punch to the show,” said CRC marketing director Neil Morris.

“I realise that he’s not always been a big fan of cycling and cyclists, but we all thought that he might be up for taking a different look at a different mode of transport, whilst moving his career up a gear.”

In the highly unlikely event that the Clarkson would want to take up the Northern Ireland based company's invite, it says that "he’ll be facing questions about his interest in cycling, his empathy for cyclists and the issues he feels are most relevant to the world of cycling."

It'll come as no great shock that CRC have yet to hear back from Clarkson.

Richard Windsor

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