BBC announces air date for new ‘Top Gear’ series

The motoring show will be back on our screens very soon

Top Gear will return to the airwaves later this month with a new cast of presenters behind the wheels.

The BBC has now announced that the Chris Evans-rebooted motoring show will premiere on Sunday May 29.

Evans was appointed to the BBC’s long-running series following the departure of long-time presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, car journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid, Friends star Matt LeBlanc and The Stig are set to join him as co-hosts.

There will also be a new after show called Extra Gear that will follow the main show. It will include new footage, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes stuff from the show.

The first trailer for the all-new Top Gear series was released last month, featuring footage of Chris Evans being sick by the side of a road. Fans can also see LeBlanc driving a Reliant three-wheeler from London to Blackpool in the clip.

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The announcement comes the same day as former Top Gear presenters Clarkson, May and Hammond revealed that they have settled on a nameThe Grand Tour – for their competing show on Amazon.

Earlier this year, Evans was forced to apologise after a Top Gear stunt with co-host Matt LeBlanc was filmed on London war memorial The Cenotaph. The scenes shot will not make it to screen when the series returns in May.