Let the record reflect: Jodie Kidd is not going to join Chris Evans as a presenter on the BBC's reborn Top Gear. "I made the decision very recently," says the 36-year-old Kidd in an article at The Telegraph. "Everyone every day has been asking me, am I doing it? Am I doing it? I am not, okay. But I feel greatly honored that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman."

While she says she'd love to be a part of it, Kidd, a single mother, basically tells the interviewer that she is already quite busy and has plenty of projects that she loves and is deeply involved in, leaving very little time to dedicate to Top Gear. And a dedication it would be – Kidd suggests such an endeavor would be "all-consuming." Auto-obsessed fans can still get their Jodie Kidd fix, for what its worth, on The Classic Car Show on Channel 5 in the UK.

Kidd speaks more about the likelihood of there being a female presenter on Top Gear. "Women are becoming brilliant drivers and loving their cars. I think it would be great to have a woman's perspective," says Kidd. Who that woman may potentially be, however, Kidd does not know.

But that doesn't mean the rest of the world won't speculate. Feel free to do exactly that in the Comments, but not before moseying on over to The Telegraph for all the details on Kidd's decision not to join the British television juggernaut.

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