Chris Evans reveals date of Top Gear's return to our screens


The BBC's Top Gear will return to our screens on Sunday May 8, presenter Chris Evans has revealed.

During an interview with James Martin on BBC One's Saturday Kitchen, he said the first episode would be screened the Sunday after filming finishes on May 5.

Evans told Martin the team had "already started making the films".

"We're going to America to make our first inter-continental in January," he added.

But the 49-year-old did not disclose any information about co-presenters.

There will be 16 episodes when the new incarnation of Top Gear is broadcast on BBC Two next year. 

Meanwhile former presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will take to the stage for the last time at London's O2 tonight.

The much-loved petrol heads have been thrilling their fans with motoring mayhem and mischief during Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

After 19 countries, 32 cities and 2.2 million visitors, their world tour comes to an end with their third night in the capital. 

The London shows boasts highlights including James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 and a Porsche 918.

Clarkson was sacked from Top Gear in March following a "fracas" with the show's producer. 

Since the incident, the former Top Gear trio have gone on to sign a deal for a new Amazon Prime motor show with a reported budget of £160 million.