[Video] Top Gear is coming to its 24th season, first trailer is here image

Season 23 was one of the most controversial to date – with low audiences and a rough transition from the former team (The Grand Tour guys) to an American lead presenter in the form of Matt LeBlanc.

Maybe the BBC has found another formula for success and the team featuring Matt LeBlanc as lead host, as well as Rory Reid, and Chris Harris will do the trick from now on. More importantly Season 24 is now confirmed and we can have an early look – and we’re intrigued already, with the trio racing three old cars – a black London cab, a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and a Volvo V70 Cross Country – without actually touching the steering wheel with hands or knees. The past season saw some tense development between Chris Evans and LeBlanc that led to the former stepping down – but more importantly the show underperformed considerably compared with the previous installments hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

American actor Matt LeBlanc has been signed to lead the show in at least two more series, because the was largely popular with Top Gear viewers with “his humor, warmth, and obvious passion for cars and for the show,” according to Mark Linsey, BBC Studios director. The exact airing dates have not been announced and it remains to be seen if the show will be filmed at its current location at the Dunsfold Aerodrome, which is set to become a huge housing development.