It is confirmed! The most popular auto show in the world – Top Gear – that is on air on BBC since 1977 returns for the 23rd season. BBC Two scheduled Top Gear season 23 release date for May 8, 2016. It is well-known that Top Gear 23 season will consist of 16 unique episodes. Few episodes will be filmed in the United States.
Jeremy Clarkson won’t come back for Top Gear season 23 premiere, he hinted that he works at his own auto show. Seems that The Stig a.k.a. Ben Collins and the British radio-host Chris Evans (not Captain America as many non-fans like to joke about) along with Matt LeBlanc.
The famous show about racing and cars, was launched on British television in 1977 and enjoyed since the same success. The first peak of the popularity of Top Gear was in the mid nineties, but by 2001 had fallen ratings show put on the brink of closure. Transfer that began as a television magazine motorist, in 2002 changed the format, finding a second life and a unique style that made Top Gear authoritative source of news in the world of cars, as well as fun and exciting show. Three hosts – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – together with a professional racer nicknamed The Stig became the face of the program Top Gear.
- Jeremy Clarkson has become the host of the show Top Gear only in 2002, but he started working on the show much earlier. Thanks to him that the TV show has become so popular in the mid-nineties and it was on his initiative in 2002 to restart the show;
- Only in the countries with the official broadcasting right Top Gear’s audience size exceeds 350 million of people;
- Top Gear has repeatedly received awards, including the International Award "Emmy" for Best Screenplay entertainment programs in November 2005, and became the winner of the National Television Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008;
- In addition, Top Gear has been nominated three times for the prize of the British Academy Award for best television feature film, and Jeremy Clarkson was nominated for the same award in the category "Best Host";
- The audience ratings of Top Gear has overtaken many popular shows on BBC, including the TV series Doctor Who;
- Top Gear 23 season premiere will be officially localized for Australian and Russian versions;
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