BBC has finally revealed the entire Top Gear cast which includes no less than seven members.
Without further ado, the full lineup for the revamped Top Gear UK show consists of: Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, Rory Reid, and of course, the mysterious The Stig. As you probably remember, there was a rumor about Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz joining the show and now it’s official. Last week we also heard Eddie Jordan would be a part of the team and that turned out to be true as well.
One rumor that didn't materialize concerns former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard who was also believed to join the team, but in the end that proved to be untrue.
Speaking about the official reveal, famous YouTuber Chris Harris told BBC “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.”
As for former Formula 1 team owner Eddie Jordan, he declared “I have such enormous respect for all my fellow presenters and I politely ask that they go easy on these old bones.”
We’ve seen Sabine Schmitz on the old Top Gear format several times and now she has been promoted to co-host. In a statement made today, she declared “the chance to combine both driving and filming was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
Journalist Rory Reid was picked after BBC organized public auditions last year in the search for new co-hosts. He was surprised to make it to the final list as he believed his chances were slim when he submitted the 30-second audition tape.
Talking about the announcement, The Stig said the following: “-.-. ……– .. . –..– / .– . .—-. .-. . / …. — – . .-.-.-.”
Top Gear UK returns May 8.