Top Gear Ditches Dunsfold For The First Time

Blame the ongoing pandemic for this change

6w ago

Top Gear has had to move out of its home at the famous Dunsfold Aerodrome race track for the first time since the series reboot in 2002 to film the Season 30 studio segments.

Britain is in the middle of a long lockdown due to the COVID, meaning having studio audiences is out of the question. The tight restrictions also ruled out Top Gear’s previous workaround, which involved staging the show in front of a drive-in audience at Dunsfold Park.

Instead, the studio segments were recorded during a two-night shoot at London’s iconic Television Centre. Surrounding the Helios statue at the heart of the Television Centre complex was a ring of 20 cars, including the Porsche Taycan 4S, three Aston Martins, and a Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe.

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Comments (9)

  • No loss in terms of content value. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 month ago
    • Yeah, I mean we're basically here for Harris both clowning on the other two and suffering afterwards so...

        1 month ago
  • Oh well, hopes they will get back to it next year, I still don’t think that will ruin the show. Although when they go back to a proper studio I would like to see more “studio segments” like the cool wall and crocs and classics return.

      1 month ago
    • I actually haven't watched any Top Gear from the past 5 years or so. I watched almost every season until Season 22. Maybe when I get a chance...

        1 month ago
  • Top Gear is still going?

    I quit caring after Hammond, Clarkson, and May bailed.

      1 month ago
  • Not a big problem, it will be a problem of the track isn't part of the show at all !

      1 month ago
  • I thought Dunsfold was being built on a few years ago for non affordable housing.

      1 month ago