Jodie Kidd, one of the most popular women in television in Britain received the offer to host the new Top Gear series. Kidd refused the offer from a very rational reason.
The fight for a place in the Top Gear team is still open. Chris Evans, the central character of the future format, is still searching for colleagues, and among them was Jodie Kidd, one of the hottest female characters in television in the UK. Jodie Kidd currently has a car show, hosted with a former Top Gear presenter, Quintin Wilson.
It seems that Jodie Kidd refused but a place in the upcoming Top Gear. She even admitted it in an interview with The Telegraph. Jodie claimed that there were some discussions with Top Gear officials, but she decided to refuse the role. Her motivation was quite rational.
“I made the decision very recently. Everyone every day has been asking me, am I doing it? Am I doing it? I am not, okay. But I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman. […] If I were to accept Top Gear it would be completely all-consuming,” she says, sighing and gazing out to sea. “I love doing all the different things I am doing in my life at the moment. Top Gear is the most brilliant show on this planet but it would just take over your soul. That would be it. Through ups and downs and lefts and rights I have got to an amazing place where everything is finally balanced, and balanced for my family too.”