BBC series will have seven hosts, including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc
Chris Evans has confirmed the final line-up of Top Gear presenters with Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan among seven hosts for the BBC motoring series.
As reported, Chris Evans will be the series’ main presenter with former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc joining him. The rest of the hosts were announced today (February 11) with ex-Formula 1 boss Eddie Jordan among the ranks.
Jordan has long been rumoured to be a potential co-host for the show and he will be joined by German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris and journalist Rory Reid on the show. Reid won his place through a series of public auditions that took place in 2015. The seven-strong team is rounded off by The Stig.
Scmitz has appeared on Top Gear alongside former presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
Speaking about her upcoming role in the new series, she said: “I grew up next to the Nürburgring and have been racing for most of my life, so the chance to combine both driving and filming was too good an opportunity to pass up.
Top Gear is due to return to screens in May.
Previous stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond parted ways with the show last year following a bust-up between Clarkson and one of the show’s producers. The trio will present a new car show for Amazon Prime.