The BBC has this week announced that Top Gear will return to their programming on May 8th, 2016 with Chris Evans as the new host of the show.
This is in response to Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May moving to their own motoring show, launching on Amazon Prime next year.
The news was revealed by The Guardian, who said the following:
During an interview with James Martin on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, he said the first episode would be screened the Sunday after filming finishes on 5 May. Evans said producers had “already started making the films”.
“We’re going to America to make our first inter-continental in January,” he added. Evans, 49, did not say anything about who his co-presenters would be. There will be 16 episodes when the new incarnation of Top Gear is broadcast on BBC2 next year.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Top Gear works without the old guard, and just Chris Evans, given that he is a massive can fan we expect it will still be knowledgable, the question is, will it still be funny?
Source The Guardian