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Top Gear Star in a Reasonably Priced Car on hold due to COVID-19

It's just one of the changes made to Season 29.

32w ago

Top Gear is back, but thanks to Coronavirus, it'll go on without one of its most popular segments.

Speaking to the Radio Times about the upcoming series, presenters Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff revealed that the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' part of the show has been axed in a bid to adapt to the pandemic.

"It wasn't my favourite element," said Harris of its dismissal. "It was deemed to be an important component of the show, but in the wake of recent events it was the obvious thing to go," he continued. "That's not to say that there won't be any guests on the show in the future – but my feeling is if we have them, we should do more with them than just sit in the studio."

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car was an integral part of Top Gear since 2002, which in case you're one of the 6 people (there were 7 but one of them died last year) who don't know what that is, it involved celebrities taking on the track in a reasonably priced car.

In addition to axing the segment, all of the trips in this season will be confined to the UK, and is also being filmed in front of a drive-in audience in a bid to maintain social distancing

(Source: Yahoo News)

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Comments (11)

  • Who even watches the new top gear when there’s the grand tour these people are living under a rock

      7 months ago
    • Who watches the Grand tour? Oh wait, no-one, because the next episode is 6 months late πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        7 months ago
    • Good point

        7 months ago
  • πŸ‘Œ

      7 months ago
  • My fav is definitely paddy mugginess

      7 months ago
  • shame you could always make yourself tea or whisky πŸ₯ƒ during...

      7 months ago
  • Good! I hate that segment

      7 months ago