Tuesday 20 February 2018

Top Gear co-host Chris Harris to debut new car show for BBC America

Harris' YouTube channel has clocked up 20 million views
Harris' YouTube channel has clocked up 20 million views

Top Gear co-host Chris Harris is set to launch a new car show, just days after presenter Chris Evans stood down.

Harris is turning his attention to the USA, hosting Chris Harris on Cars on BBC America, a series based on his hit YouTube series.

In the show, he will get behind the wheel of the " newest, fastest and coolest cars on the road", the broadcaster said.

He will explore the "technical complexities" of cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, McLaren 650S, Aston Martin GT12, Ferrari 458 GT and Ferrari 458 Spider, among many others, and test them on the road and track.

Harris' YouTube series, which launched in 2014, has around 360,000 subscribers, with the content being viewed more than 20 million times.

He was one of the lesser-known hosts to join the presenting team when the new series of Top Gear launched this year, with Evans and Matt LeBlanc at the helm.

The show suffered plummeting ratings throughout the six-episode run and Evans announced he was stepping down on July 4, saying he gave it his "best shot".

Chris Harris on Cars will air in the US on BBC America from July 11.

Press Association

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