The BBC has finally revealed the new Top Gear line-up, with F1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racing-driver Sabine Schmitz, car reviewer Rory Reid and motoring journalist and YouTube star Chris Harris set to help Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc fill the boots of those that came before them.
The announcement brings an end to months of speculation, with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and the little one having left the show early last year. Jordan's appointment hasn't gone down too well amongst Twitterers, though Harris sounds particularly well-suited to the role. “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," he said. "I’m also quite gobby and happy to get into trouble. And if it all goes wrong, well, I can say I was once on Top Gear, and just head back to being that annoying small bloke off YouTube.”
The show is back on the telly on May 8th, and Mr Evans in particular will be thrilled that his new co-presenters have finally been revealed. It’s fair to say that the red-headed former Big Breakfast host has been hounded by the press over recent months, with numerous reports claiming he was struggling to simultaneously present and drive, had issues with car-sickness and had already threatened to quit the show. Here's to a brighter future. [Top Gear]