Published: 11 Feb 2016

Top Gear Line up revealed

After months of debate and whispering online the final line up for the new series of TopGear has been revealed and there a couple of surprises joining Chris Evans as the new host. Moving away from the three presenter format it will feature six petrol heads as hosts with some famous names and some not so well known.

Who is in the new Top Gear team?

We all know about Chris Evans hosting the new series as his face and name have been everywhere since he was first announced as host, but the line-up will include a record-breaking driver and a F1 commentator.

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Chris Evans

We know all about him – enough said!

Eddie Jordan

The giddy co-presenter of the BBC’s F1 coverage should have extensive knowledge of cars after spending his time owning a F1 team and mentoring some of the leading drivers including Nigel Mansell, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barichello. Commenting on his role on Top Gear Jordan commented “I’m giddy with excitement to be joining Chris and the team. I have such enormous respect for all my fellow presenters and I politely ask that they go easy on these old bones. Cars are in my DNA and although I’ve been fortunate enough to accomplish most things I ever aspired to in motorsport, presenting Top Gear is quite simply the icing on the cake”.

Sabine Schmitz

Previously seen on Top Gear racing round the world famous Nurburgring in a Ford Transit van, Schmitz is a German motor racing professional that has raced for BMW and Porsche. Speaking about the role on Top Gear she commented “I’ve appeared on Top Gear a few times in the past, so I know we’re going to have a lot of fun”.

Rory Reid

Who you may ask? Well Reid is a YouTube personality with his own online channel. Coming through the much publicised open audition process he has previously reviewed a Rolls-Royce Ghost using poetry in a unique style – see the video below.

Matt LeBlanc

Yes you read it right Joey from Friends has been announced as host of TopGear – JOEY FROM FRIENDS! Seen on Top Gear before setting the lap record for Star in the Reasonably Priced Car when the show was hosted by Clarkson and co, LeBlanc commented “As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter. What a thrill”.  Lets hop he reviews Porsche!


Chris Harris

Motoring journalist Chris Harris has written for and edited for many leading motoring publications including Evo, Jalopnik and Autocar as well other online publications. Additionally, Harris has raced in various endurance races including the 24 Hour Nurburgring and added “Top Gear is the thing that helped shape my life with cars, my perception of cars and my obsession with cars, and I’m raring to give it a go. I’m also quite gobby and happy to get into trouble, so I’m hoping I can underpin the programme with journalistic credibility but still cause some mischief”.

The Stig

Well he has not said anything yet!

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