Car enthusiast and TV personality Ant Anstead has opened up about being in the running to take over as a presenter on ‘Top Gear’ last year, revealing that the job was almost his until he fluffed his screen test in a major way.
To check out his abilities, BBC bosses had Ant drive a sports car worth around £85,000 around a test track, only for him to wind up writing off the car.
I was asked to take around the track an AMG C63 Mercedes estate. This is a brand-new car worth around £85,000. It’s fantastic — very fast and everything you want in a car.
“Unfortunately I fluffed it and got it a bit wrong. I came off the track and the car hit the tyre wall full on the side.”