Fifth Gear Returns September 6th, New Presenter Lineup Announced

Tiff Needell recently announced Fifth Gear would be returning to television and now Discovery has released additional information about the show.

Set to debut on September 6th in the United Kingdom, the new season will reunite Jason Plato, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jonny Smith and Tiff Needell. There will also be some new faces this time around as “extreme engineer” Jimmy De Ville will be presenting a regular segment on car modifications.

The group will be joined by former Formula One driver Karun Chandhok and “snooker legend and self-confessed petrol-head” Ronnie O’Sullivan. Chandhok will obviously lend his driving talent to the show, while O’Sullivan will do a handful of road tests and reviews.

While the new season will be a bit different, there will still be plenty of interesting cars. Among the models slated to be featured are the Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio, Audi S5 Coupe, Bentley Continental GT and BMW M2. The group will also try out of a number of hot hatches including the Ford Fiesta ST, Honda Civic Type R and Seat Cupra R.

Luxury and performance models will be represented by the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, Alpine A110, Porsche 718 Cayman and Range Rover Sport SVR. Lastly, the show will also take a look at eco-friendly models such as the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Nexo.

The new season of Fifth Gear will air on Quest on September 6th at 9 p.m. local time.

  • Christian

    I do hope that I can watch this without puking every time, i’ve see Mr. Plato’s ugly yellow potato teeth..

    • willhaven

      LOL! He’s my favorite presenter on that show, too.

    • Six Thousand Times

      That’s racist!™️ The Brits can’t help their teeth. Ok, maybe by brushing but bad teeth are as British as…um…cottaging?

      • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

        According to Harvard University, Britons have no worse dental health than the Americans, and in fact, Brits have fewer missing teeth. The study showed that the average number of missing teeth was significantly higher in the US – with the average person missing 7.31 teeth compared to 6.97 in Britain.

  • LeStori

    So Drifitng Special is back… The whole world is in a Tiff and looking desperately for something else to watch.

  • Eduardo Palandi

    hands down the best news of the day. time to rejoice!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hopefully available for stateside viewing.

    • Chris Walters


  • ChrisInIL

    I miss the British car show vibe. None of them have it any more.

    Here’s hoping Fifth Gear brings it back.

  • Hands up to anyone that knows what Snooker is.

    Also not really fan of Chandok, don’t have charisma and in real life a rather snobbish guy.

  • fabri99

    Nice to see them back, we need good car shows. The Grand Tour is a disappointment and revamped Top Gear was very nice last season, but still needs to grow.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Looking forward to this.

  • designer_dick

    She also happens to be the only one of them with anything resembling a charismatic personality.

  • Chris Walters

    So glad you’re coming back…By FAR the best motoring show on TV

  • Tabs Luther

    love this show!

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