History Series / TopGear

3rd Apr '16 3:10:44 PM RisefromYourGrave
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To add a frequently asked question, it has nothing to do with the driving game series on the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], but ''does'' have a relationship with the ''{{Forza Motorsport}}'' series for Xbox. There was enough confusion about this that the BBC sued Kemco, the publishers of that game (which is called ''Top Racer'' in Japan). The Beeb holds copyright to the title several times over; the original use of the show name was way back in 1967 with the birth of Radio One. Left-field DJ [[TheLastDJ John Peel]] presented ''Top Gear with John Peel'', which showcased the very best in avant-garde music, with comedy interludes from the sort of people who later became Creator/MontyPython and Music/TheBonzoDogBand.

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To add a frequently asked question, it has nothing to do with the driving game series on the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], but ''does'' have a relationship with the ''{{Forza Motorsport}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Forza}}'' series for Xbox. There was enough confusion about this that the BBC sued Kemco, the publishers of that game (which is called ''Top Racer'' in Japan). The Beeb holds copyright to the title several times over; the original use of the show name was way back in 1967 with the birth of Radio One. Left-field DJ [[TheLastDJ John Peel]] presented ''Top Gear with John Peel'', which showcased the very best in avant-garde music, with comedy interludes from the sort of people who later became Creator/MontyPython and Music/TheBonzoDogBand.
26th Feb '16 3:44:01 PM 4444jdm
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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 [[SixthRanger 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.

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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 [[SixthRanger [[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.
11th Feb '16 7:32:28 AM fauxtoast
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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 [[SixthRanger 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.

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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 [[SixthRanger 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 [=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.
11th Feb '16 7:31:45 AM fauxtoast
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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 [[SixthRanger 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.

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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 [[SixthRanger 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.[[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] announced]] as new presenters, along with F1 commentator Eddie Jordan and online car reviewer Rory Reid.
11th Feb '16 7:31:20 AM fauxtoast
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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 [[SixthRanger 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.

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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 [[SixthRanger 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]] announced] as new presenters, along with F1 commentator Eddie Jordan and online car reviewer Rory Reid.
11th Feb '16 7:30:26 AM fauxtoast
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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 [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the programme, but the BBC has yet to publicly confirm their involvement.

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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 [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the programme, but the BBC has had yet to publicly confirm their involvement.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.
4th Feb '16 11:41:16 AM fauxtoast
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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 [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the program, but the BBC has yet to publicly confirm their involvement.

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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme. 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 the a variant of the ''Top Gear'' logo, in its intro, the second series does not.[[/note]]

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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 [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the program, programme, but the BBC has yet to publicly confirm their involvement.

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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme. 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 the a variant of the ''Top Gear'' logo, logo in its intro, the second series does not.[[/note]]
4th Feb '16 11:39:34 AM fauxtoast
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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 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. 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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme.

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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 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.

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 [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]] and journalist Chris Harris were also joining the program, but the BBC has yet to publicly confirm their involvement.

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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme. \n 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 the a variant of the ''Top Gear'' logo, in its intro, the second series does not.[[/note]]
25th Jan '16 8:02:11 AM narm00
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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 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/jeremy-clarkson-dg-statement the BBC decided it would not renew its contract with Clarkson]] and both Hammond and May subsequently announced that they were leaving the BBC because they don't want to carry on with the show without Clarkson. The last episode featuring Clarkson, Hammond, and May, aired on 28 June 2015 in the form of a 75-minute special, with the former only appearing via films recorded before his suspension that would have been used in the 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 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. 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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme.

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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 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/jeremy-clarkson-dg-statement the BBC decided it would not renew its contract with Clarkson]] and both Hammond and May subsequently announced that they were leaving the BBC because they don't want to carry on with the show without Clarkson. The last episode featuring Clarkson, Hammond, and May, May aired on 28 June 2015 in the form of a 75-minute special, with the former only appearing via films recorded before his suspension that would have been used in the abandoned episodes.

Radio/ChrisEvans, a BBC presenter and radio personality, personality ([[Creator/ChrisEvans and definitely not the Captain America one]]) one]]), was officially announced as heading up a new presenting team on 16 June 2015. It was 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. 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 to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme.



* The Australian version, obviously named ''Top Gear Australia''. Sadly canceled in September 2011, but not before crossing over with the UK crew for a pair highly-entertaining episodes.

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* The Australian version, obviously named ''Top Gear Australia''. Sadly canceled in September 2011, but not before crossing over with the UK crew for a pair of highly-entertaining episodes.



To add a frequently asked question, it has nothing to do with the driving game series on the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], but ''does'' have a relationship with the ''{{Forza Motorsport}}'' series for Xbox. There was enough confusion about this, that the BBC sued Kemco, the publishers of that game (which is called ''Top Racer'' in Japan). The Beeb holds copyright to the title several times over; the original use of the show name was way back in 1967 with the birth of Radio One. Left-field DJ [[TheLastDJ John Peel]] presented ''Top Gear with John Peel'' that showcased the very best in avant-garde music, with comedy interludes from the sort of people who later became Creator/MontyPython and the Music/TheBonzoDogBand.

to:

To add a frequently asked question, it has nothing to do with the driving game series on the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], but ''does'' have a relationship with the ''{{Forza Motorsport}}'' series for Xbox. There was enough confusion about this, this that the BBC sued Kemco, the publishers of that game (which is called ''Top Racer'' in Japan). The Beeb holds copyright to the title several times over; the original use of the show name was way back in 1967 with the birth of Radio One. Left-field DJ [[TheLastDJ John Peel]] presented ''Top Gear with John Peel'' that Peel'', which showcased the very best in avant-garde music, with comedy interludes from the sort of people who later became Creator/MontyPython and the Music/TheBonzoDogBand.
20th Jan '16 11:18:56 AM cwickham
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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.

Then, in late July 2015, [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/celebritynews/amazon-sign-top-gears-jeremy-clarkson-richard-hammond-and-james-may-for-new-show-10426102.html Clarkson announced]] that he, Hammond and May signed a three-year contract with Amazon Prime to create a new motoring show to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme. The move to online streaming wasn't a surprise, as the three have [[http://deadline.com/2015/07/jeremy-clarkson-road-ahead-unclear-non-compete-clause-may-be-issue-for-itv-is-netflix-still-in-mix-1201471532/ non-compete stipulations]] in their contracts that they could not make a similar programme for another British channel, like ITV or Channel 4, until 2017. Following the announcment, Clarkson has become a pitchman for Amazon as well, starring in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEd6ZmwZ7Q adverts]] for their products in the UK.

It was 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. Later in the month, the BBC announced his co-presenters: ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard was announced first, then professional driver Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris were also announced to be co-presenters.

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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. \n\nThen, in late July 2015, [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/celebritynews/amazon-sign-top-gears-jeremy-clarkson-richard-hammond-and-james-may-for-new-show-10426102.html Clarkson announced]] that he, Hammond and May signed a three-year contract with Amazon Prime to create a new motoring show to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme. The move to online streaming wasn't a surprise, as the three have [[http://deadline.com/2015/07/jeremy-clarkson-road-ahead-unclear-non-compete-clause-may-be-issue-for-itv-is-netflix-still-in-mix-1201471532/ non-compete stipulations]] in their contracts that they could not make a similar programme for another British channel, like ITV or Channel 4, until 2017. Following the announcment, Clarkson has become a pitchman for Amazon as well, starring in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEd6ZmwZ7Q adverts]] for their products in the UK. \n\n It was 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. Later in the month, the BBC announced his co-presenters: ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard was announced first, then professional driver Sabine Schmitz 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 journalist Chris Harris were show to debut in 2016, with former ''Top Gear'' executive producer Andy Wilman, who had also announced to be co-presenters.left when Clarkson was let go, overseeing the new programme.
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