Russell Brand in action
Russell Brand in action

Russell Brand next Top Gear host? You reckon?

CONTINUING  his mission to insert himself into every trending talking point going at any given time, Russell Brand has dedicated his latest video to still smouldering embers of Top Gear.

The comedian plays the show's camp, eco-friendly new host following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson by the BBC yesterday.

"She's eco-friendly, runs on biodegradable fuel and social unity, just like me," he says to camera pointing to a black people carrier, before cracking a joke about rims.

The bizarre spoof later sees him play 'Eeny, meeny, miney, mo' between the vehicle and a bicycle, and 'punch' a show producer in the face for failing for provide Brand with a vegan meal.

On the subject of the real contenders for Clarkson's replacement, Chris Evans has been tipped as the favourite.

Here are the other top contenders.