Kevin Hart appears on Top Gear - and tells how brotherly love got him his first car

Comedian Kevin Hart has revealed the touching story behind his first car when growing up in poverty in Philadelphia.

The Central Intelligence actor, who will appear on Top Gear on Sunday after tackling the Stars in a Rally Cross Car challenge, explained that his first car was a gift from his older brother Robert who stepped in knowing his single mother Nancy could not afford to buy his brother one.

Kevin Hart will appear on Top Gear with Chris Evans
Kevin Hart on Top Gear with Chris Evans (BBC)

He said: "My first car, my mum couldn't afford to get me a car. This was when my Dad wasn't really in my life as much as he should have been.

"So my brother, he went and mustered up some money and bought me the car.

"At the time, it wasn't new, it didn't start all the time but, you know, it was my baby. It was my first car."

He said he has since returned the favour.

Kevin Hart with Top Gear's The Stig
Kevin Hart with Top Gear's The Stig (BBC)

He added: "I've gotten my brother some cars to date, but nothing is ever going to surpass what he did for me."

Kevin's competitive spirit comes out when he is pitted against boxer Anthony Joshua in the rubber-burning motoring challenge.

Speaking about his time on the famous Top Gear track, Kevin told host Chris Evans: "Ate that track up, yeah, that's what I did! I made the track my b****."

Noticeably absent from the latest episode will be the infamous footage of Matt LeBlanc and racing driver Ken Block performing stunts around the Cenotaph, which Chris branded "disrespectful" and said would not want aired.

Matt LeBlanc and rally driver Ken Block filming in London for the new series of Top Gear
Matt LeBlanc and rally driver Ken Block filming in London for the new series of Top Gear (Ron Zaras/Hoonigan Racing)

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed that the footage will not appear, saying: "The Cenotaph was never intended to feature in the programme and therefore will not appear in the final film."

Viewers will be able to see the rest of Matt's tour of London in Ken's "Hoonicorn", Chris's struggle to keep his lunch down as he rides with Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8, Rory Reid test the new Ford Focus RS, and Chris Harris attempt to tackle Ferrari's F12 TDF.

Top Gear airs on BBC Two on Sunday at 8pm.

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