Friends and now BBC Top Gear star Matt LeBlanc returns to the BBC for 2017. He will be joined by the two rising stars, Tesla drag-racing Rory Reid, and drift monkey Chris Harris as the new Three Stooges.
Sabine Schmitz will be lurking in the background making ‘regular appearances’ as is Eddie Jordan and of course the Stig.
These moves seem to make sense. Three petrolheads at the helm, one an actor, the others seasoned motoring writers and presenters seems like a recipe for success, but there’s a tough task ahead of them: turn the tables on the debacle that was Chris Evans and the first season. Viewers turned off in their droves, and this put the entire Top Gear brand under threat.
Meanwhile… over at the Amazon camp and Clarkson, Hammond and May under the watchful eye of Exec Producer Andy Wilman are nearly ready to go with new series The Grand Tour on 18th November.
With Fifth Gear not being renewed at least we still have two motoring shows to look forward to.