The full Top Gear presenter line-up has finally been announced by the BBC. Joining Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc will be racing driver Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris, F1 boss Eddie Jordan, motoring journalist Rory Reid and of course, The Stig.
That’s right, a total of 6 presenters… well, 6 which talk anyway. In my opinion, this is a rather bold move – as juggling 6 presenters might make the show more unfocused, or segmented. Put simply, it’ll be difficult to give everybody enough screen time while also attempting to establish a solid base for the show. It might end up feeling more like Fifth Gear, not Top Gear.
What we don’t know just yet is how all of the presenters will work together. It has been previously reported that the show will work in a Pyramid structure with Evans at the top and the likes of Sabine, Harris et al further down the order as semi-regulars, but we’ll have to wait and see exactly how it’s all going to fit together.
Love the new Top Gear line-up pic.twitter.com/VvvpvUkOkk
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) February 11, 2016
New Top Gear presenters revealed. pic.twitter.com/MumHnkxYqL
— Michael Pattinson (@MikePattinson) February 11, 2016
Not convinced by the new Top Gear line-up pic.twitter.com/r4zIEkwxPp
— Killie Me Softly (@mickmcavoy) February 11, 2016
New Top Gear line up…. pic.twitter.com/6LXjFK6ka3
— Andy Martindale (@AndyMartindale) February 11, 2016
so excited about new top gear pic.twitter.com/ay61mnZN1A
— Dan Attfield (@danattfield) February 11, 2016