The BBC hopes that by returning to the three presenter scheme it will be possible to restore Top Gear’s years of glory with Clarkson, Hammond and May.
At the end of the 26th season, Matt LeBlanc is leaving the Top Gear team. The official reason for his departure is the length of time he travels from the USA to the UK, and recording the programme in the UK significantly reduces the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in Los Angeles.
Rory Reid will also disappear from the team. He will now be the main presenter of the Extra Gear series.
The main presenter of Top Gear is now Chris Harris, and next to him there will be two new people. The first one is Paddy McGuinness, a British comedian known for his Take Me Out program. The second one was Andrew Flintoff, a cricket legend.
The BBC has signed a contract with two new presenters for the next two years.
source: BBC via The Sun