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'Top Gear' To Get A Helping Hand From 'Strictly Come Dancing' Studio Director

'The studio links aren’t as smooth as they could be... she's been brought in to improve this.'

14/03/2017 11:30

BBC bosses have an unusual tactic to try and save ‘Top Gear’, and are reportedly planning to sprinkle a little bit of ‘Strictly’ magic on the show.

Yes, the big cheeses at the BBC are thought to have brought in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ studio director Nikki Parsons, with the hopes that she can iron out the presenting links with new line-up, Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris.

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The current 'Top Gear' trio

If anyone can turn things around for ‘Top Gear’, it’ll be Nikki, who has a Bafta under her belt for work on ‘Strictly’, which has continued to go from strength to strength in the past few years.

‘Top Gear’, meanwhile, was ripped apart by viewers and critics when it returned with Chris Evans at the wheel in 2016, and while critical reception has been somewhat more positive this time around, viewing figures are still distinctly lower than when Jeremy Clarkson and co. were at the helm of the show.

Prior to the new series’ debut, Matt admitted he was ready to face any criticism, particularly after the mauling of last year’s series.

‘Top Gear’ continues on Sunday at 8pm on BBC Two.

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