Motoring show Top Gear has recently won a Guinness World Record for being the most watched factual TV program in the world.
The show is watched in 212 territories in the world, and its presenter line-up of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are among the viewers favorite. After it was relaunched in 2002, the show adopted a more humorous and sometimes controversial and ironical style. Some of the show’s favorite features is Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, where celebrities have to drive cheap cars on the show’s test track trying to set a quick lap time, and of course there’s the infamous and mysterious test driver, The Stig, whose identity was treasured for a long time.
But this award is not the only one won by the famous show. Since it was relaunched in 2002, Top Gear won four National Television Awards, an International Emmy, the Best TV Haircut (Richard Hammond), the Worst TV Haircut (James May),and Heat Magazines Weirdest Celebrity Crush (for all three presenters).
In 1977 Top Gear was a magazine-type motoring program on BBC 2 and Jeremy Clarkson joined the program in 1988. When he left in 2000, the show was canned until 2002, when BBC decided to relaunch it as a more humorous entertainment program.