TopGear Is Back, Drive-In Theatre Style
Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness turn Dunsfold into a stage in preview of the new series
It's been a while since the last TopGear series, but even widespread human malware won't stop the BBC from bringing reviews and specials from the new trio. But to satisfy Health and Safety protocols, the audience must drive to Dunsfold.
TopGear has previewed the new-look set yesterday, with the video above uploaded on Twitter three hours after that. And even at night, it looks immense.
Look at this place!
Out of the warehouse and into the field, this setup seems sensible enough as a way to adapt to the current situation while still hosting a live audience, who are now parked on the Dunsfold airstrip overlooking the stage. Also, they put a Boeing 747 there.
Yes, that's the studio now.
Now, now, it does look like the BBC copped the stylings of The Grand Tour's first-ever episode (which will fuel the TG/GT fires in the comments below), but unlike that show, there is every indication that the new series of TopGear will air entirely outside, possibly with a rotating and ever-changing audience of people and cars. So far, there is no airing date for the new series, but you'll certainly see it on BBC One and the iPlayer.