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Top Gear New Presenters: Chris Evans Reveals Full Lineup


Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc in presenting the new series of Top Gear.

The BBC Two program returns in May.

The new presenters were signed after Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond left Top Gear in 2015.

German racing driver Sabine Schmitz will become Top Gear’s first female presenter in 15 years. The last was Vicki Butler-Henderson in 2001.

Speaking about her new role, Sabine Schmitz said: “The chance to combine both driving and filming was too good an opportunity to pass up.”

“I’ve appeared on Top Gear a few times in the past, so I know we’re going to have a lot of fun,” she added.

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Sabine Schmitz has already been filming a sequence with Chris Evans for the new series that “will leave even the most hardened speed-demons gasping for breath when it debuts on TV”, the BBC said in a statement.

Her fellow co-presenter motor journalist Chris Harris is well known for fronting various motoring programs on YouTube.

Referencing Top Gear‘s cheeky and irreverent style, Chris Harris said: “I’m quite gobby and happy to get into trouble, so I’m hoping I can underpin the program with journalistic credibility but still cause some mischief.”

Rory Reid was recruited to Top Gear from the show’s 2015 public auditions, but previously presented for CNET’s Car Tech channel, and also had a starring role in Sky 1’s Gadget Geeks series.

He said: “When I submitted my 30-second audition tape, I knew the odds were very firmly against me, as the auditions were open to absolutely everybody.

“To be the only person to make it through the open audition process makes me immensely proud.”