When it comes to witty, opinionated reviews on cars, Jeremy Clarkson is the king. However, his British mug isn’t exactly eye candy. Come to think of it, none of the hosts of the BBC’s spectacularly popular show Top Gear are exactly pleasing on the eyes. James May looks like a weathered Janis Joplin, and Richard Hammond strikes me as what Steve Buscemi and Ryan Seacrest’s love-child might look like. The Stig, of course, doesn’t count.
So it makes sense why Richard Hammond was recently quoted saying that if he and the other hosts had their druthers, Angelina Jolie would be on the show. In an interview with Zoo, Hammond said, “If we had to have a female co-host, I think we’d all choose Angelina Jolie…Aniston’s a well-polished chick, but Angelina has a Land Rover and guns. She’d be ideal for Top Gear.”
Is it likely that Laura Croft will set aside her film-making career and humanitarian work to sit shotgun with The Stig and drop wrecking balls onto Toyota Hilux trucks? We seriously doubt it. But the boys from the BBC can dream.