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Top Gear trumpets new lineup: the ‘magnificent seven from motoring heaven’

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Top Gear has gone from a triumvirate of presenters to a full house, with the show confirming its final lineup of seven presenters today. Last week, it was announced that actor Matt LeBlanc would be Top Gear’s new co-host alongside British presenter Chris Evans, adding, in the words of one anonymous BBC source, “a boost when selling [the show] internationally, particularly in the US where it is due to air on BBC America.”

The “magnificent seven from motoring heaven” as Evans has dubbed the new presenters, are designed to broaden Top Gear’s appeal to new audiences. “The new team will cover the entire automotive spectrum and bring with them their own unique and very individual love of cars that will resonate with every type of Top Gear viewer,” said the BBC in a press release. “From the family who enjoy the entertainment values of the show, to aspirational car lovers and fanatical petrolheads.”

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