Top Gear set to return with a social distanced twist
The 29th series of the show will return soon, featuring a slightly changed format...
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the entertainment world, causing the delay of several high-profile movie releases and resulting in temporary shutdowns of screen productions. Top Gear however, being the show that seems to never stay dead (even after Chris Evans nearly beat it to death with his terrible presenting style), has continued filming, and now we can see how they managed to do it.
New photographs published on the show's official website reveal that instead of being filmed at its traditional studio at Dunsfold, Top Gear's 29th series has been filmed outside the infamous hangar, with 60 cars and 500 people watching first of five episodes being filmed over the course of three nights in a drive-in twist.
In another less-noticeable twist, the show will now be aired on the more mainstream BBC One rather than on BBC Two where the show has been aired for the last 18 years.
What can we expect this series? Well, our trio will go to Alexandria Palace in insurance write-off cars to do some epic stunts, we will get to see the results of Paddy McGuinness crashing a Lamborghini Diablo (probably due to being infected with Flintoff Never-Stops-Crashingnitus) and Freddie will attempt to do 200mph in an old 1990’s supercar.
Overall, I am excited for this series, considering the fact that the new trio have managed to win back favour of many people who were disappointed that previous line-ups could not match the chemistry created by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. What about you guys? What are your thoughts?