Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz Could Be Joining Top Gear: Report

Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz Could Be Joining Top Gear: Report

Well, this could be interesting news for Top Gear fans.

A new report from the U.K.’s Telegraph says Chris Harris and race driver Sabine Schmitz could be joining Chris Evans as new hosts for the relaunch of BBC’s Top Gear.

Schmitz is from Germany and is an established TV host and professional racing driver for BMW and Porsche. Known as “Queen of the Ring,” she is very familiar with the infamous Nurburgring and would be the show’s first female host. Harris, who used to host Drive, write for Jalopnik and Evo, and host the Chris Harris on Cars YouTube channel, is well known for being an outspoken and sometimes controversial automotive journalist, which would make him a good replacement for the loud-mouthed Jeremy Clarkson. He is also a racing driver.

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Another report says that Formula One driver David Coulthard could join the show as a host.

The show suffered a setback yesterday when its executive producer quit months before the show’s relaunch.

It was originally thought that the new Top Gear would be ditching the three-host format, but this report throws a wrench into those rumours.

The new show is set to debut on May 8.

[Source: Telegraph]

  • smartacus

    Chris Harris can never be on Top Gear.
    TV is not Youtube
    the three rules of show biz are:
    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don’t be unattractive
    *Even seemingly unattractive faces like Jezza, Chris Evans, and Sabine Schmitz are still endearing. For whatever reason.
    Chris Harris is not Tiff Needel.

  • Mark S

    This is an interesting line up. Sabine Schmitz is a great driver and also a great sense of humor when on camera. Harris can drive and of course drift, sometimes can do a Jezza (as can Evans) and say the wrong thing. Was hoping Rowan Atkinson was going to be involved – big time car nut and capable of seriously dry wit and humor. Looking forward to get two TG’s next year, Amazon and BBC.

  • Mark S

    Was fun watching Needles and Harris in the recent video comparing the P1, 918 and LaFerrari.

  • smartacus

    aw man, i WISH Tiff Needel were on Top Gear.
    He’s really smart, really funny, really in tune with what works on TV, and he knows how to drive better than the Stig.

  • Mark S

    Yep, I watch Fifth Gear on You Tube. They have full episodes – certainly was fun when Plato and Needel were doing comparisons, a lot of banter. If memory is correct, Needel was part of the “old” Top Gear along with Vicki Henderson Butler.