Top Gear New Series Air Date Announced…Finally!

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By Mason Mallett | 7 Feb 2019 at 2:23pm

It feels like we have been waiting for this day for a life time, but it is finally here. Petrol heads get ready because the air date for the 26th series of Top Gear has finally been announced! Get ready to write this one down in your diary.

When does the new series of Top Gear start?

You will be pleased to know that it’s starting sooner than you might think! The 26th series of Top Gear will start on Sunday 17th February at 8pm, on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

What can we expect in Top Gears 26th series?

Top Gear tuk tuk race Sri Lanka
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The 26th series of Top Gear will bring us five hour-long episodes presented by Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. We can expect the usual carnage – see what I did there? Along with the best consumer advice and celebrity guests.

To be more specific the gang will show us the best super car alternatives to a family estate, they will race to the top of a mountain in the smallest 4x4s in the UK, drive across Sri Lanka in Tuk-tuks, racing used luxury cars for the price of a new Dacia Sandero and drift a Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Guests taking to the track in the Reasonably Fast Car segment this series include X-Men star James Marsden, rapper and singer-songwriter Professor Green, and Hang-ups star Stephen Mangan.


Matt LeBlanc to leave after series 26

Unfortunately after this series Matt LeBlanc will be leaving the show, leaving many disappointed. The producers have already found replacements for series 27. LeBlanc will be replaced by cricketer Freddie Flintoff and comedian/presenter Paddy McGuiness, which the majority of fans were unsure about.

What did we see in the previous series?

In series 25 we saw the boys take on a road trip across America, hunt for Big Foot, take on another road trip across Honshu, test the fastest accelerating car, attempt to speed up British roads and test SUVs through the medium of horse trialling!

If you missed the last season, check out this best moments playlist by Top Gear.


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