'Top Gear' New Series Start Date Revealed, And There's Not Long To Wait

Get ready, petrolheads!

11/05/2016 15:30

After numerous delays and various reports of behind-the-scenes problems, 'Top Gear' bosses have finally confirmed the launch date for the revamped series. 

The latest run of the BBC Two motoring show will begin on Sunday 29 May, which is less than three weeks away. 

The new 'Top Gear' presenting line-up

Fans had been left wondering when the rebooted show - fronted by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc - would begin, after it was pushed back from the original return date of 8 May. 

The BBC have kept them interested with a series of trailers, teasing what to expect from the new presenting team, which also includes Formula One team boss Eddie Jordan, racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalist Rory Reid and YouTuber Chris Harris.

Bosses have repeatedly spoken out to defend the motoring show’s new recruits, following various reports of backstage tension and controversy during filming.

Most recently, they hit back at suggestions that Chris Evans had been “more volatile” than his predecessor, Jeremy Clarkson, with a spokesperson insisting: “The Sun, for its own reasons, continues on a weekly, sometimes daily basis to publish negative stories about 'Top Gear' and unfounded nonsense about Chris, which is no longer worth any serious consideration or response.”

Meanwhile, former 'Top Gear' presenting team Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, have confirmed the name of their new Amazon Prime series, which is set to debut on the streaming service later this year. 

The trio left 'Top Gear' last year following Jeremy's infamous fracas, which saw him punch a producer in the face while filming on location.

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