A new top trio of motor mischief makers tackle Top Gear
Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff join Chris Harris as the resident petrolheads of the fastest, funniest car review show in the world.
Chris Harris is back putting pedal to the metal for a brand-new, five-episode season. He’s joined by comedian Paddy McGuinness and former English cricketer Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff. Since his cricket retirement in 2010, Freddie established a strong broadcasting career as a sports analyst and presented other British shows including game and reality shows. Aside from doing stand-up comedy tours, comedian Paddy has presented British game shows, parody series and talent competition shows.
Joining the threesome is the white-suited, masked motor master, The Stig, who sticks to what he amazes with best: Delivering awe-inspiring motor performances in the planet’s fastest cars.
The new trio wastes no time doing what only Top Gear can do so well – no, not crashing cars – but testing them to breaking point in crazy and rambunctious on- and off-road races.
The 27th season keeps its beloved format of testing reasonably fast cars – along with the three each getting the key to something special from episode to episode – to see which one performs best in various categories under excruciating tests.
The new season kicks off with a special adventure as the team drives across a scenic Ethiopia in cars they had once owned as youngsters. Driving funny, sexy old mobiles across an African country must be seen to be believed!
The Ethiopian desert isn’t the only utterly insane car adventure this season – they also tackle the Borneo rainforest, the sparsity of Iceland and the shopping district of downtown Mansfield. This season’s “research” involves a hearse, durian fruit, water buffalo, a fold-out bicycle and actual electrocution!
Expect to see some of the world’s most unbelievable cars, frequent crashes, fast laps and mishaps and utterly jaw-dropping moments as the guys enjoy themselves with big-boy petrol toys this season.
Watch Top Gear S27 on Thursdays on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00
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