It didn’t take long for the BBC to decide that its most successful show should get a new lease of life, so the Top Gear has been slated for a return on May 8 next year with Chris Evans at the helm.
The fact that we’re going to see the first episode of the resurrected Top Gear series on May 8, 2016 has been revealed by Chris Evans itself, who is going to succeed Jeremy Clarkson as the lead host of the well-known show. Evans has also confirmed the producers have begun “making the films”, speaking with James Martin on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and the plans call for filming to wrap up on May 5, 2016. “We’re going to America to make our first inter-continental in January,” commented Evans, 49, though he refrained from naming his co-hosts – probably they’re keeping this as an enticing secret to be revealed closer to the show’s reintroduction. A while back Evans was delivering signals of a possible solo presentation, but at the International Market of Communications Programmes festival in Cannes, he did concede the Stig would appear on the show: “I don’t want to say anything specific, but The Stig is here today. That might be a clue as to whether he’s here tomorrow.”
The all new season of the popular TV show will consist of 16 episodes run on BBC2. By the way, before the new series makes its own fans, admirers of the old format will get to say goodbye to the usual trio during the “Top Gear: From A-Z” two-part Christmas special, which has been compiled to celebrate the very successful run between 2002-2015.
Via The Guardian