Top Gear returns this month with Season 27 airing live on BBC Two. Catch the new episodes of the motor show featuring a new lineup of hosts with Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness replacing Matt LeBlanc. Chris Harris remains while Rory Reid steps down from his main host mantle but will still present Extra Gear. Compared to the previous seasons, Top Gear Season 27 garners a more positive reception. Don’t miss the action with the latest episodes airing on BBC Two.
Last year, American actor Matt LeBlanc announced his departure from the show after Season 26. This resulted in a major reshuffle of main hosts for this year’s new season, which starts with Harris and the new hosts heading to Ethiopia for some challenge and adventure. We’ll see more of those as new episodes drop weekly, live, on free to air channel BBC Two.
Top Gear Season 27 TV Preview
Top Gear has always been a must-see since it premiered in 2002. Cool cars, challenges, special races, and celebrity timed laps, among others, are just some of the reasons for any car enthusiast to root for this show. Twenty seven seasons in and we’re still presented with new tricks and a fresh kind of entertainment in every season. Some would call it luck, Top Gear calls it standing the test of time.
The show’s 27th season features fun challenges, exhilarating races, and a good peek at some of the world’s drool-worthy cars. Just like in the previous seasons, there’ll be celebrity guests for more engaging episodes. This season, we see English director Danny Boyle and actor Himesh Patel competing in a speed gun test, after which they went on to compete to see who’s faster in a GT86. That should be glorious. Other featured guests include Queen Elizabeth’s eldest granddaughter and Olympian Zara Tindall and former rugby union player Mike Tindall.
How to watch the first 26 seasons of Top Gear
How to watch the first 26 seasons of Top Gear?
You can watch the previous seasons of Top Gear all the way from Season 10 on Sky TV. Just sign up for a Sky TV package to access BBC Two. This includes hundreds of Sky TV channels and the option to stream Top Gear seasons 1-26 using Sky Go and a compatible mobile device. You can also watch directly on BBC’s catch up service, BBC iPlayer, however, the oldest episodes available are from Season 24 onwards. Alternatively, you can rent or own Top Gear from Seasons 11-23 now available on TalkTalk TV.
What to Watch After Top Gear
Top Gear Season 27 delivers five episodes to stream weekly on BBC Two with the season finale airing July 13. What to watch after this? Don’t sulk just yet because there’s plenty of options worth checking out. Here are just some of them.
Extra Gear (BBC Three)
If you’re a huge fan of Top Gear, chances are you’ve also come across its spin-off Extra Gear. Now in its Season 4, Extra Gear is presented by Rory Reid, former Top Gear co-presenter. It features exclusive new footage, interviews, and access to some of Top Gear’s golden behind-the-scenes clips. Extra Gear is accessible online via BBC’s on-demand service, BBC iPlayer. Catch the exciting new episodes instantly on BBC Three available on demand.
The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime Video)
Former Top Gear co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May star in their own brand new motoring programme The Grand Tour. Much like Top Gear, The Grand Tour features a combination of pre-recorded films, live-audience segments, reviews on cars, celebrity timed laps, races, and motoring challenges. Travelling around the world for the coolest cars and adventures, the team films inside their massive traveling tent instead of a studio, which makes it way cooler. Plus, the hosts attempting to do the most extraordinary of things is good entertainment. Catch the The Grand Tour’s latest third season available only on Amazon Prime Video. Subscribe now and get the first 30 days free.
Car SOS (Channel 4)
Hosted by parts manager Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend, Car SOS is exactly what it is — an automotive show featuring cars that are beyond repair. Shaw and Townshend then come to the rescue along with the show’s specialist car restoration team to fix, reinvigorate, and bring back much-adored classics to their former shine and glory. Traveling across the UK and Europe, the duo and the SOS team use their expertise to create the most breathtaking motor makeovers ever. Catch the latest episodes from Car SOS Season 7 available on Channel 4.