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Matt LeBlanc’s ‘car guy’ credentials
Feb08

Matt LeBlanc’s ‘car guy’ credentials

We were all in shock after hearing the BBC had signed Matt LeBlanc as a host for the Top Gear relaunch later this year. Casting an American host for what has always been a very British television programme is a bold move, but his inclusion slowly started to make sense. The BBC were keen to point out that he’s a serious car guy and reminded us that he holds the fastest celebrity lap on Top Gear. Now, LeBlanc is also working to...

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F1 boss Eddie Jordan joins Top Gear
Feb07

F1 boss Eddie Jordan joins Top Gear

F1 star Eddie Jordan is the latest star to join the new Top Gear line-up. He is expected to sign his contract in the next couple of days, however sources from the show have said that the contract is just a formality. Top Gear producers hope that 67 year old Jordan will bring additional knowledge about cars and racing to the show, thanks to his racing background. Jordan was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix from 1991 to 2005,...

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Matt LeBlanc confirmed for Top Gear
Feb04

Matt LeBlanc confirmed for Top Gear

“I’ll be there for you… when the rain starts to pour…” In a surprising move, former Friends star Matt LeBlanc will now be one of the new presenters of Top Gear when the motoring programme returns to BBC Two in May. The US actor will be the show’s first non-British host in its 39-year history. “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear,”...

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Who is James May?
Feb02

Who is James May?

James May is a true gentleman in the world of automotive journalism. His floral shirts are infamous, his laugh is infectious, and he always likes to begin with “Hello”. Like Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, James’ global popularity is all due to Top Gear and we all know who he is because of it, but how did he manage to wing his way into one of the most popular shows in the world? James Daniel May was born on the...

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Sabine Schmitz may not host Top Gear
Feb02

Sabine Schmitz may not host Top Gear

We reported last December that Nurburgring queen Sabine Schmitz might be hosting Series 23 of Top Gear alongside Chris Evans and Chris Harris, but now comments from the woman herself has cast some doubt over whether this is the case. Schmitz has hinted that she might not be a host, in an interview at this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona race with IMSA Radio’s Joe Bradley. Schmitz drove a Porsche 911 GT3 R at the 2016...

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Who is Richard Hammond?
Feb01

Who is Richard Hammond?

Richard Hammond is perhaps the world’s most famous short bloke. Well, aside from midgets anyway. Like Jeremy Clarkson and James May, his global popularity can be attributed to the success of Top Gear. We all know who he is because of the show, but how did he reach such an enviable position? Well, let’s delve into his past and find out… Richard Hammond was born on the 19th of December 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands,...

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James May: Top Gear are faking problems
Jan27

James May: Top Gear are faking problems

James May has accused new Top Gear host Chris Evans of faking production problems in order to lower viewer expectations. May made the comments during an interview for ITV’s This Morning on Tuesday, convinced that the recent setbacks dealt to Top Gear are part of an elaborate hoax, so that viewers will be pleasantly surprised when they see the new Evans version of Top Gear in May. Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip...

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There’s something about May
Jan23

There’s something about May

James May is set to return to UK screens this Sunday, for a new series of Cars of the People, where he takes a historical look at the cars that have transformed the world we live in. May will also be back on our screens, tablets and mobile devices later in the year when he reunites with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for their new online seriess for Amazon Prime. But will we see him reprise the role of Captain Slow, complete with...

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James May: BBC has double standards
Jan20

James May: BBC has double standards

Ex Top Gear presenter James May considers it unfair to Chris Evans that the BBC chose to air a ‘brilliant’ Top Gear compilations during the Christmas holidays. May has accused the BBC of double standards, suggesting that it was unfair of them to air the two-part Christmas special, showcasing how brilliant the previous version of Top Gear was. He told Radio Times: “The BBC may have ruled me out, but I don’t rule out...

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Chris Evans: Car sick already?
Jan18

Chris Evans: Car sick already?

Spies on the Top Gear set have released photos of Chris Evans throwing up trackside, after he rode shotgun with Sabine Schmitz in an Audi R8 V10 at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Schmitz screeched to a halt when Evans felt ill, where he jumped from the car and leant against a crash barrier as the liquid gold flowed. It is safe to say that motion sickness from Sabine’s legendary driving skills was to blame, but one...

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