High Gear – Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff be part of Chris Harris, changing Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid

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High Gear has had a little bit of a tumultuous historical past because the departure of regulars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James Could. Since thinning down an all-new six-host lineup after only one sequence, the motoring programme loved two sequence of relative stability with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

Nonetheless, LeBlanc introduced earlier this yr that he was parting methods with the present, as a result of the present’s “time dedication and in depth journey… takes me away from my household and buddies greater than I’m comfy with.” And now, Reid is leaving the present too.

The trio will keep for yet another sequence (Collection 26, which is able to debut early subsequent yr), however after that Harris shall be joined by two new hosts – comic Paddy McGuinness, who hosts the courting present Take Me Out, and former Ashes-winning cricketer Freddie Flintoff. Their first sequence will kick off later within the yr.

The present’s broadcaster BBC mentioned that Reid will proceed to be a part of the High Gear household, alongside German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, and can proceed internet hosting the behind-the-scenes present Further Gear. He will even helm an expanded on-line presence for the model.

“Getting the High Gear gig is an actual honour,” McGuiness mentioned. “To be internet hosting a present I’ve watched and beloved from being a small boy is past thrilling. High Gear followers worldwide are a passionate bunch and I take into account myself one in all them. Now let’s begin up this Nice British machine and see what it could actually do.”

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Flintoff added, “It’s not usually you’ve the prospect to do each of your dream jobs, however I’m now fortunate sufficient to say I’ll have. I’ve at all times been obsessed with vehicles and I’m so excited to be becoming a member of the High Gear crew.”

“I feel you’ll be able to inform simply how a lot enjoyable we’re going to have making High Gear with Paddy and Freddie,” mentioned Harris. They’re each good, pure entertainers – and their mischief blended with probably the most thrilling vehicles on the planet is bound to take the present to the following degree. My dream job simply acquired even higher.”

Some nice footage from Reid’s time on the present, within the video above.

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