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New Top Gear show to hit TV screens next May

Lorna Cooper

Published 30/11/2015 | 07:00

Presenter Chris Evans alongside 'The Stig'
Presenter Chris Evans alongside 'The Stig'

The BBC's Top Gear will return to TV screens on Sunday May 8, presenter Chris Evans has revealed.

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He said the first episode would be screened the Sunday after filming finishes on May 5.

Evans told BBC1 presenter James Martin in an interview that the team had "already started making the films". "We're going to America to make our first inter-continental in January," he added.

But the 49-year-old did not disclose any information about co-presenters.

There will be 16 episodes when the new incarnation of Top Gear is broadcast on BBC Two next year.

Meanwhile, former presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May took to the stage for the last time at London's O2 last night.

The much-loved petrol-heads have been thrilling their fans with motoring mayhem and mischief during Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

After 19 countries, 32 cities and 2.2 million visitors, their tour came to an end with their third night in the UK capital.

Irish Independent

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