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12th Jul '16 9:27:08 PM Doryna
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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.

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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.
5th Jul '16 9:17:14 AM fauxtoast
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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.

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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.\n


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Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May 2016 for a run of six episodes. The re-tooled show seems to focus more on car reviews and its celebrity interview segments (removing the news segment completely and moving it over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation. Also, the 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' segment has been retooled to use a BMW Mini Cooper rallycar, with the test track expanded with the celebs going through an water splash and a small jump. (Test laps with The Stig still use the same track as before.) After fan criticism and declining ratings, in July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season. Filming on the next season begins in September 2016, and while the BBC has already announced they will not seek a replacement for Evans, they as of yet have not announced how the presenter line-up will be affected.
4th Jul '16 9:34:12 AM Geoduck
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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.

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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.
incarnation. In July 2016, Evans announced he was departing the show after only one season.
27th Jun '16 4:58:26 AM Aomic
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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson [[note]] Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes as producer.[[/note]] Alongside new presenters Richard Hammond and James May, the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson [[note]] Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes as producer.[[/note]] Alongside new fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May, May [[note]]Who also presented the old Top Gear series in 1999[[/note]], the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.
1st Jun '16 9:46:23 AM fauxtoast
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[[caption-width-right:350:The presenters of Top Gear, Mark III, that debuted in 2016. ''from left:'' Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt [=LeBlanc=], Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and The Stig.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350:[-The presenters of Top Gear, Mark III, that debuted in 2016. ''from left:'' Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt [=LeBlanc=], Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and The Stig.-] ]]
1st Jun '16 9:42:46 AM fauxtoast
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[[caption-width-right:344:[-Richard "Hamster" Hammond, Jeremy "Jezza" Clarkson, and James "Captain Slow" May. [[TheyFightCrime They like cars]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The presenters of Top Gear, Mark III, that debuted in 2016. ''from left:'' Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt [=LeBlanc=], Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan,
and James "Captain Slow" May. [[TheyFightCrime They like cars]].-] The Stig.]]
31st May '16 6:12:45 PM Doryna
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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; Subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show, either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; Soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.

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After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed by the BBC; Subsequently, subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show, show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; Soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was later added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; The new show seems to focus more on car reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the previous incarnation.
31st May '16 10:14:29 AM fauxtoast
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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson[[note]]Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes.[[/note]]. Alongside new presenters Richard Hammond and James May, the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's online extras, ''Extra Gear''. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; the show still runs primary on car reviews, though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the second incarnation.

And, like all versions of ''Top Gear'', the show would not be complete with out its [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard voiceless]], [[TheFaceless faceless]] [[BadassDriver "tame racing driver"]], the Stig.

Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were pulled in by Amazon to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'', set to debut in Autumn 2016.

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In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson[[note]]Another Clarkson [[note]] Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes.[[/note]]. scenes as producer.[[/note]] Alongside new presenters Richard Hammond and James May, the series became a global phenomenon, which extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, thanks to the interplay of the three VitriolicBestBuds and what May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, the series embarked on a number of segments which featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

After an incident in March 2015 where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed; subsequently, renewed by the BBC; Subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show show, either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; soon Soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's online extras, 'post-game' show, ''Extra Gear''.Gear'', which 'airs' on the online-only [=BBC3=]. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; the The new show still runs primary seems to focus more on car reviews, reviews and celebrity segments (moving the news segment over to ''Extra Gear'') though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the second previous incarnation.

And, like all versions of ''Top Gear'', the show would not be complete with out its [[HeWhoMustNotBeHeard voiceless]], [[TheFaceless faceless]] [[BadassDriver "tame racing driver"]], the Stig.

Stig. [[note]] To which Evans exclaims in the first episode, "We got custody, we got custody!", the Stig originally being an invention of Wilman & Clarkson.[[/note]]

Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were pulled in hired by Amazon Prime to host ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a spiritual successor to their tenure on ''Top Gear'', Gear'' [[note]]That will also be produced by Andy Wilman, as he left when the presenters did as well [[/note]], set to debut on the streaming service in Autumn 2016.
31st May '16 1:25:35 AM Doryna
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After an incident in March 2015 after Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's online extras, ''Extra Gear''. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; the show still runs primary on car reviews, though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the second incarnation.

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After an incident in March 2015 after where Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show was not renewed; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's online extras, ''Extra Gear''. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; the show still runs primary on car reviews, though they have retained some of the wacky stunts from the second incarnation.
31st May '16 1:24:08 AM Doryna
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The show's appeal, which extends far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, is the interplay of the three presenters and what presenter James May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, it has undertaken a number of segments which feature unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

The presenters of the 2002-2015 incarnation of the show were:
* Jeremy Clarkson: The SmugSnake, [[TimTaylorTechnology power charged-loving]] [[TheCaptain leader]] of the central trio. He's certainly the most controversial.
* Richard Hammond: The [[TheLancer second in command]]; the [[HotBlooded moodiest member]] of the group, but also the most daring.
* James May: The SmartGuy, a picture-perfect StraightMan with a gift for [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan delivery]] and understatement.

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The show's appeal, In 2002, the show underwent a significant revamp thanks to one of its old presenters, Jeremy Clarkson[[note]]Another old presenter, Andy Wilman, also had a significant hand, but remained behind the scenes.[[/note]]. Alongside new presenters Richard Hammond and James May, the series became a global phenomenon, which extends extended far beyond driving enthusiasts or even car-owners, is thanks to the interplay of the three presenters VitriolicBestBuds and what presenter James May referred to in an interview as "self-indulgent cocking-about." In addition to doing more conventional car test drives and reviews, it has undertaken the series embarked on a number of segments which feature featured unique and humorous premises. For more detailed examples of what cocking-about one might actually see, please check the TopGear/{{Segments}} page. The show also has an official, legal and above-board Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/topgear channel]] with abridged versions of various segments.

The presenters of the 2002-2015 incarnation of After an incident in March 2015 after Clarkson assaulted a producer, his contract for the show were:
* Jeremy Clarkson: The SmugSnake, [[TimTaylorTechnology power charged-loving]] [[TheCaptain leader]]
was not renewed; subsequently, May and Hammond decided [[TrueCompanions the three were a set]] and opted not to return to the show either. After much speculation, Radio/ChrisEvans was tapped to host the new version; soon after, [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] was added as a second featured co-presenter. Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid also join in on occasional segments and in the show's online extras, ''Extra Gear''. Version 3.0 debuted on 29 May, 2016; the show still runs primary on car reviews, though they have retained some of the central trio. He's certainly wacky stunts from the most controversial.
* Richard Hammond: The [[TheLancer
second in command]]; the [[HotBlooded moodiest member]] of the group, but also the most daring.
* James May: The SmartGuy, a picture-perfect StraightMan with a gift for [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan delivery]] and understatement.
incarnation.



On 10 March 2015, the programme was pulled from network schedules mid-series after an off-camera incident in which Clarkson made an unprovoked attack on a producer and was subsequently suspended pending an investigation. On 25 March, following an inquiry. the BBC [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/jeremy-clarkson-dg-statement decided]] it would not renew its contract with Clarkson. Both Hammond and May subsequently announced they would also leave the show, as they didn't want to carry on without Clarkson. The last episode featuring Clarkson, Hammond, and May aired on 28 June 2015 in the form of a 75-minute special, without Clarkson as a presenter, appearing only via the films recorded before his suspension that would have been used in the now-abandoned episodes.

Radio/ChrisEvans, a BBC presenter and radio personality ([[Creator/ChrisEvans and definitely not the Captain America one]]), was officially announced as heading up a new presenting team on 16 June 2015. It was then announced in early December of 2015 that Evans' [[http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1101206_chris-evans-led-top-gear-returns-to-bbc-on-may-8 first]] show as host would be broadcast on 8 May 2016. Evans had previously appeared as a guest on the show a few times, most notably in Series 18 when he lets James May drive a Ferrari 250 GT California that Evans owns (purchased for a staggering £5m) that previously belonged to actor [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc James Coburn]].

In February, 2016, it was [[http://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/matt-leblanc-joins-top-gear announced]] that [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] will be co-presenting the show along with Evans. [=LeBlanc=] is an F1 fan, hosted the spin-off show ''The Races'' and was the fastest 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' during the Clarkson era. Earlier stories reported that driver [[ActionGirl Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the programme, but the BBC had yet to publicly confirm their involvement. However, less than a week after announcing [=LeBlanc=] as a presenter, Harris & Schmitz were [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/tg-presenters?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate announced]] as new presenters, along with F1 commentator Eddie Jordan and online car reviewer Rory Reid. Evans and [=LeBlanc=] will be the credited feature presenters (as Clarkson, Hammond & May were during their tenure), while the other four presenters will 'come and go' and appear in segments as needed.

However, delays in production caused the show to miss the planned initial 8 May airdate. [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-02-26/chris-evans-new-top-gear-will-miss-may-8th-bbc-launch-date Reports]] in February pushed the show's debut to 22 May and mentioned the episode total will be reduced from a initially-planned eight down to six. Then, On 11 May 2016, it was announced the series would now [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-05-11/chris-evanss-revamped-top-gear-finally-has-an-air-date debut]] on 29 May. It was also announced a behind-the-scenes show, ''Extra Gear'', hosted by Reid, will air on the online-only channel [=BBC3=] immediately after each episode's broadcast on [=BBC2=].

Clarkson, Hammond and May, for their part, [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/celebritynews/amazon-sign-top-gears-jeremy-clarkson-richard-hammond-and-james-may-for-new-show-10426102.html have signed a three-year contract]] with Amazon Prime to create a new motoring show, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman (who also left when Clarkson was let go) overseeing the new programme. Filming for the new show began in October, 2015, in locations including Barbados, North Africa, and Germany. The new series, called ''The Grand Tour'', will debut in the fall of 2016. The show will not originate from a studio, instead it will have the trio setting up shop in a huge [[https://twitter.com/RichardHammond/status/730376845477224449 tent]] in a different city each week.

James May recently completed a second series of ''Cars Of The People'' for the BBC, which aired over January & February of 2016. [[note]]while the first series used a variant of the ''Top Gear'' logo in its intro, much like Clarkson's solo programmes, the second series does not.[[/note]] Another three-episode series hosted by May, ''The Reassembler'', was broadcast in April of 2016, and will likely be his last programme for the BBC.

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On 10 March 2015, the programme was pulled from network schedules mid-series after an off-camera incident in which Clarkson made an unprovoked attack on a producer and was subsequently suspended pending an investigation. On 25 March, following an inquiry. the BBC [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/jeremy-clarkson-dg-statement decided]] it would not renew its contract with Clarkson. Both Hammond and May subsequently announced they would also leave the show, as they didn't want to carry on without Clarkson. The last episode featuring Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond, and May aired on 28 June 2015 were pulled in the form of a 75-minute special, without Clarkson as a presenter, appearing only via the films recorded before his suspension that would have been used in the now-abandoned episodes.

Radio/ChrisEvans, a BBC presenter and radio personality ([[Creator/ChrisEvans and definitely not the Captain America one]]), was officially announced as heading up a new presenting team on 16 June 2015. It was then announced in early December of 2015 that Evans' [[http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1101206_chris-evans-led-top-gear-returns-to-bbc-on-may-8 first]] show as
by Amazon to host would be broadcast on 8 May 2016. Evans had previously appeared as ''Series/TheGrandTour'', a guest on the show a few times, most notably in Series 18 when he lets James May drive a Ferrari 250 GT California that Evans owns (purchased for a staggering £5m) that previously belonged spiritual successor to actor [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc James Coburn]].

In February, 2016, it was [[http://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/matt-leblanc-joins-top-gear announced]] that [[Series/{{Friends}} Matt LeBlanc]] will be co-presenting the show along with Evans. [=LeBlanc=] is an F1 fan, hosted the spin-off show ''The Races'' and was the fastest 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' during the Clarkson era. Earlier stories reported that driver [[ActionGirl Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the programme, but the BBC had yet to publicly confirm
their involvement. However, less than a week after announcing [=LeBlanc=] as a presenter, Harris & Schmitz were [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/tg-presenters?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate announced]] as new presenters, along with F1 commentator Eddie Jordan and online car reviewer Rory Reid. Evans and [=LeBlanc=] will be the credited feature presenters (as Clarkson, Hammond & May were during their tenure), while the other four presenters will 'come and go' and appear in segments as needed.

However, delays in production caused the show to miss the planned initial 8 May airdate. [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-02-26/chris-evans-new-top-gear-will-miss-may-8th-bbc-launch-date Reports]] in February pushed the show's debut to 22 May and mentioned the episode total will be reduced from a initially-planned eight down to six. Then, On 11 May 2016, it was announced the series would now [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-05-11/chris-evanss-revamped-top-gear-finally-has-an-air-date debut]]
tenure on 29 May. It was also announced a behind-the-scenes show, ''Extra ''Top Gear'', hosted by Reid, will air on the online-only channel [=BBC3=] immediately after each episode's broadcast on [=BBC2=].

Clarkson, Hammond and May, for their part, [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/celebritynews/amazon-sign-top-gears-jeremy-clarkson-richard-hammond-and-james-may-for-new-show-10426102.html have signed a three-year contract]] with Amazon Prime
set to create a new motoring show, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman (who also left when Clarkson was let go) overseeing the new programme. Filming for the new show began in October, 2015, in locations including Barbados, North Africa, and Germany. The new series, called ''The Grand Tour'', will debut in the fall of 2016. The show will not originate from a studio, instead it will have the trio setting up shop in a huge [[https://twitter.com/RichardHammond/status/730376845477224449 tent]] in a different city each week.

James May recently completed a second series of ''Cars Of The People'' for the BBC, which aired over January & February of 2016. [[note]]while the first series used a variant of the ''Top Gear'' logo in its intro, much like Clarkson's solo programmes, the second series does not.[[/note]] Another three-episode series hosted by May, ''The Reassembler'', was broadcast in April of 2016, and will likely be his last programme for the BBC.
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