Lineup Unveiled for BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ Relaunch

Dec 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The roster is now in place for the relaunch of BBC’s “Top Gear,” the worldwide hit car show that fell apart after mainstay Jeremy Clarkson famously punched out a producer.

Deadline.com reports that the BBC has put together a lineup led by veteran presenter Chris Evans, along with the previously annnounced former Formula One driver David Coulthard and two relative unknowns: female racing driver Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris.

“A clutch of higher-profile names, including model Jodie Kidd and presenter Zoe Ball, had been speculated upon in the press as front-runners for the coveted posts,” the report notes.

Clarkson and his former “Top Gear” mates Richard Hammond and James May have a new car-themed show in the works at Amazon, which is expected to compete with the new “Top Gear.”

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