With slowly declining viewing figures, accusations of a lack of fresh ideas and rumours of its demise – fuelled largely by Jeremy Clarkson selling his shares in the show's production company – the future of Top Gear, the BBC's most popular television programme, has never looked more uncertain.
However, the same cannot be said for Top Gear Live, the arena based adaptation hosted by Clarkson and Co. Demand for tickets has been so great that organisers at Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena have extended the show's run to include an extra show in January 2014.
The addition will see a total of four shows being performed, taking place on Saturday 18 January at 3.30pm and 7.30pm, and on Sunday 19 January at 2.00pm and 5.30pm.
Tickets for the show, which sees all manner of car based japes acted out live in front of audiences, went on sale last Friday and sold out almost immediately, with more than 12,000 people registering to pre-order some of the 24,000 available tickets.
The performances will mark the first time the Top Gear Live show has visited Scotland.
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson said: "I've absolutely no idea exactly what we'll be up to in Glasgow but, as this is the first time we've ever performed live north of the border, you can guarantee it will be something very special," reported The Herald.
To book tickets visit topgearlive.co.uk or call 0844 395 4000.