Here’s Our First Look At Top Gear Without Matt LeBlanc And Rory Reid

Top Gear is set to return for a new season this summer and it will be the first without Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid. The duo are being replaced by Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness and now we’re getting our first look at them on the show.

The short teaser clip doesn’t reveal much, but the video’s description says McGuinness decided to try and convince Chris Harris and Flintoff that the “ultimate second-hand family car is, in fact, a hearse.” He then apparently buys a 1995 Daimler hearse for $1,723 (£1,300 / €1,520) to prove it.

After making some modifications – including adding rally stripes, a rear wing and “lots of power” – the group puts the hearse to the test on a Welsh rally course. In typical Top Gear fashion, this goes horribly wrong as the hearse flips while taking a corner. All three hosts emerge apparently uninjured as Harris officially welcomes McGuinness to Top Gear.

Also Read: Matt LeBlanc Is Leaving Top Gear, Who Should Replace Him?

The clip looks pretty promising, but host chemistry rarely happens overnight. As modern Top Gear fans know, Jason Dawe was eventually replaced by James May.  He, along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, turned Top Gear into the juggernaut it is today.

Following the Clarkson’s infamous fracas with producer Oisin Tymon, the three left the show to start The Grand Tour. In their wake, a new team was announced headed by Chris Evans who parted ways with the show after just six episodes.

It remains to be seen how well the new hosts will interact with each other, but Flintoff’s tenure has already been marked by an accident. Last month, the former cricketer crashed a Subaru Brat into hay bales and a tent while filming an episode in Mansfield.


  • Paul

    Well roll me over.

  • LeStori

    The currentTop gear is a car wreck. The BBCs version of 5th Gear. As funny and as useless as a fart in a bottle.

    Need someone to come up with some different ideas than those created by Clarkson, May and Hammond. What worked for that trio does not work for anyone else. If you really want to watch Top Gear then you watch the Grand Tour.

  • Six_Tymes

    I love Matt, sorry to see him go. I also love Chris Harris. I know nothing of these new guys, but hope it works out. Having 2 new work mates at the same time I would think would be stressful for Chris? I hope not.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    This show has gone through more members than the Temptations. I liked Rory a lot too. They need to just stick a nail in this show.

  • Bash

    Why do they keep doing this?

    • LeStori

      What roll over or try to be Clarkson, May, and Hammond? The forst because they think it is funny, and the second because they have no imagination.

      • Bash

        I guess you are right.

  • I really like Cris Harris… but he’s a real car guy good with the cameras… at car things. Matt and Rory have good fun and are funny when it’s not too burried under a bad script. The crrent season took 4 episodes to show some real geniune fun (not scripted). They need to stop reviews of cars when you have hundred of them on youtube with great quality… And make the presenters have real adventures without too much script. And stop doing again and again what the original top gear 2.0 trio did and still do in TGT.

  • StrangerGP

    It’s still awful, just end it.

  • NCC 1701-C Dodge Stealth R/T

    Since The Grand Tour is winding down, bring back the Originals, and get back to basics. Regular cars and Hot hatches, less hyper and supercars most people will never drive. More interesting history segments. And no more celebrity BS interviews.

  • RS200

    Get rid of all of them and let the Stig present the whole show!!!

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