BBC Knowledge has confirmed it will air two never-before-seen Top Gear segments that were filmed for series 22 in Australia at the same time as they air in the UK on Monday 29th June (time tbc) with an encore broadcast at 7.30pm (AEST) on Foxtel and Fetch TV. The episode will air on Nine later this year.
The final two episodes of the 22nd season of Top Gear had to be abandoned after Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer and was later sacked by the broadcaster.
Interestingly the extended 75 minute episode, will feature studio links from Richard Hammond and James May. It is widely expected Clarkson, Hammond and May will soon unveil a new motoring program on a rival broadcaster.
All this follows yesterday’s news that British broadcaster Chris Evans, will lead the all new Top Gear line up for Series 23.
In the first film, Jeremy, Richard and James immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the traditional classic car enthusiast. Armed with affordable classics including a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and an MGB GT, the trio set off on an adventure that includes brown beer, breakdowns and a hair raising classic car show.
In the second film, Clarkson, Hammond and May try to become lifestyle leisure enthusiasts with the help of some incredibly cheap lifestyle leisure vehicles. Restricted to a maximum budget of £250, the trio buy three massive mileage SUVs and then embark on a series of action packed challenges that include battling with the Stig’s “Leisure Activity Cousin” and a race with terrifying consequences for the loser.