Rise and shine automobile aficionados, BBC has finally revealed the entire lineup of the cast who will host the latest season of Top Gear. BBC Top Gear announced Chris Evans as their first host a couple of months back and now the full team has been revealed. The cast will include racing driver Sabine Schmitz, popular YouTube star Chris Harris, F1 pundit Eddie Jordan and motoring journalist Rory Reid, along with Matt LeBlanc, star of FRIENDS TV series and of course, The Stig.
There were rumors of David Coulthart, the former F1 champion to join the crew, but he didn't come on board. The popular UK based automobile TV series will return in May. Just so you know, BBS Top Gear was stopped abruptly after news of Jeremy Clarkson's dispute with the channel erupted. Soon, he, along with his co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond left the series to join a new show on Amazon Prime.
One of the most known faces in the YouTube world, Chris Harris is a seasoned automotive reviewer and will host his first TV series. Happy about his new assignment, Chris Harris said, "Top Gear is the thing that helped shape my life with cars, my perception of cars and my obsession with cars, and I’m raring to give it a go." He added, "I’m also quite gobby and happy to get into trouble. And if it all goes wrong, well, I can say I was once on Top Gear, and just head back to being that annoying small bloke off YouTube.”
His Co-host, Eddie Jordan used to run his own Formula One team and employed drivers like Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill. He later became an F1 pundit and is now all set to host the Top Gear. He said: “I have such enormous respect for all my fellow presenters and I politely ask that they go easy on these old bones.”
Next in the line is Sabine Schmitz, who set a record lap time around the Nurburgring...in a Transit Van, on the Top Gear show of course. Sabine said, “I grew up next to the Nürburgring and have been racing for most of my life,” she added, “so the chance to combine both driving and filming was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
Journalist Rory Reid said, “When I submitted my 30-second audition tape, I knew the odds were very firmly against me. "He added, “To be the only person to make it through the open audition process makes me immensely proud. I’ve been a Top Gear fan for decades, but more than that, I live and breathe cars in a way that is perfectly compatible with the show.”
Last but not is The Stig, who, of course, said this - “-.-. ……– .. . –..– / .– . .—-. .-. . / …. — – . .-.-.-.”
We can't wait to see a Top Gear return to screens this May. Stay tuned for more updates here!