Revamped Top Gear show to get sidekick, behind the scenes “Extra Gear” image

BBC is doing all it can to cater to eager fans of the Top Gear and also wash away our memories of the preceding trio – from casting an ensemble roster of stars to share host duties to presenting a new series that will accompany the well known automotive extravaganza.

The new series of Top Gear is almost here, with the first episode programmed to air late next month. Alongside it there’s also a new spin-off show, Extra Gear, set to handle the behind-the scenes content fans might want to take a look at. The new spin-off series will use every week the same top Gear studio – with filming taking place immediately after the big guy, Extra Gear will be hosted by TGTV’s Rory Reid. With a duration of half an hour, it will bring exclusive footage, interviews and specially recorded films. The new show is going to be showed on BBC Three, on the live page and BBC iPlayer, immediately after Top Gear airs on BBC Two.

“The Top Gear fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I’m giving them a chance to really get a peek behind the curtain. I’m looking forward to showing them how the show is made and what goes on behind the scenes, giving viewers a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet,” commented Reid. We’re hoping the new Top Gear will be just as good fun as the old one and maybe having competition – the old trio will host a rivaling auto series on Amazon Prime – will represent a big incentive for both teams to produce some automotive “miracles”.

Via Top Gear