LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show “Top Gear.” The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the program when it returns for a 24th series in 2017. LeBlanc was one of two hosts when “Top Gear” was relaunched in […]
LONDON (AP) — “Top Gear” host Chris Evans announced Monday that he’s quitting the BBC’s flagship car show after just one series. Evans, 50, who also hosts a popular BBC radio breakfast show, told his 2.31 million Twitter followers: “Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. The […]
LONDON (AP) — The BBC says its hit automotive TV show “Top Gear” will return to the airwaves with a new host replacing scandal-tainted Jeremy Clarkson. The broadcaster says radio and TV personality Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new lineup for the show, which has won a huge following with […]
LONDON (AP) – British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague. The Mail on Sunday newspaper ran photos of security guards outside the home of director-general Tony Hall. The Metropolitan Police said detectives were […]
LONDON (AP) — The BBC has launched an investigation into “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson’s alleged “fracas” with a producer, trying to establish the facts of the incident before deciding its next move. The popular TV presenter has been suspended pending an investigation into whether he punched a producer during a dispute over a meal. […]
LONDON (AP) — An off-set altercation has imperiled the internationally known TV car show “Top Gear,” one of the BBC’s most lucrative productions. BBC News said Wednesday the broadcaster has postponed the three remaining episodes after suspending host Jeremy Clarkson over a reported “fracas” with a producer. The BBC hasn’t given details about the incident, […]
Jane Tranter, head of BBC Worldwide Productions, finds success in remaking British shows such as Top Gear for U.S. audiences. Her group also is collaborating with Starz to create original series.