Top Gear bid farewell to host Matt leBlanc on Sunday night (March 17th).

The TV actor and presenter TV presenter decided to leave the show due to family commitments with Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness confirmed as the new leading duo when season 27 comes around.

Here are five things you need to know about the new series!

Top Gear series 26 - ep 3 BBC - Photographer: Lee Brimble
Top Gear series 26 – ep 3 BBC – Photographer: Lee Brimble

Top Gear season 27 isn’t far away

Although there is no confirmed start date for Top Gear, fans shouldn’t have to wait too long.

Filming for the new series is already underway, making it likely that Top Gear season 27 will air towards the end of 2019  and not in 2020.

The official Top Gear YouTube channel states “Top Gear returns to BBC Two this summer. Probably.”

Freddie owns a Lambo

For those unfamiliar with Freddie, the former England cricketer is something of a renown ‘lager lout’ with dozens of mischevious stories from his time in sport and celebrity.

In terms of his love of cars, Freddie brandishes himself as a pure motorhead and currently has a Lamborghini Murciélago parked in his garage.

Not bad, eh.

The Top Gear trailer has landed

A teaser trailer for the new Top Gear series featuring Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness has already landed.

The explosive 30-second clip has Freddie flip and roll a blue hearse with Paddy and a load of brightly-coloured ball-pit balls in the back.

“Welcome to Top Gear Paddy.”

Paddy is a Ferrari and Aston guy

Not to be outshone by co-presenting Freddie and his wheeling and dealing in the car industry, Paddy has a long list of showstopping motors to his name.

The 45-year-old recently sold his Ferrari California while he previously owned an Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Chris Harris is still Involved

Although the Top Gear is having something of another series shake-up,  Chris Harris will keep his place as the third member of the presenting gang.

The BBC state that Rory Reid will remain “part of the Top Gear family” although his involvement will be less prominent than in season 26.

Top Gear series 26 -) BBC - Photographer: Lee Brimble
Top Gear series 26 -) BBC – Photographer: Lee Brimble


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