Friday , January 15 2021

"Top Gear" season 26 premiere February 17th

Top Gear fans mark your calendars until February 17th. The 26th season of the motor show returns to BBC Two this Sunday.

The show's current round of hosts-Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris back in five one-hour episodes and "Top Gear" said we can expect the usual killing of test and adventure. The five episodes will tackle such issues as the best supercar alternatives to a real estate car and which is the best used luxury car for the price of a new Dacia Sandero. The hosts will also drive to the top of a mountain in Britain's cheapest 4×4 vehicles, drive across Sri Lanka in Tuk tuks, and see Harris drive a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Sounds like "Top Gear" to us.

Season 26 will be the last season with the current hosts. LeBlanc last year shared this would be his last season with the show and cited the extensive journey as an important factor for his leaving. LeBlanc came aboard the series in 2016. Reid will also step down as the main representative and focus on "Extra Gear" companion.

Harris will take over the most important presentation tasks along with two new "Top Gear" faces: Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff. McGuinness is an English comedian, while Flintoff is a former English cricket champion and self-protected car lovers. It will be interesting how the new hosts develop chemistry. The report LeBlanc, Reid and Harris have proven to be a key element of the show.

Season 27 is likely to debut later this year. Fans can also binge-watch the original "Top Gear" trio by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on their new show "The Grand Tour" at Amazon Prime. Their third season ended last month.

Check out the "Top Gear" season 26 trailer for debut this Sunday.

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