Gordon Ramsay and Jesse Eisenberg confirmed as Top Gear’s first studio guests

The chef and actor will be burning rubber in the opening episode of Chris Evans's revamped car show – but will they be Stars in Reasonably Priced Cars?

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Top Gear races towards its relaunch, and now we know who Chris Evans’s very first studio guests will be.

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Chef Gordon Ramsay and Social Network actor Jesse Eisenberg will feature in the opening episode, set to air on Sunday 29th May. It’s not yet clear whether this will be a classic Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment or something new.

As well as the confirmed guests, we understand the first episode will feature that much-plugged race to Blackpool between Evans and co-host Matt LeBlanc. 

There will also be a tribute to the movie Top Gun, 30 years old this year: Evans will head to Nevada to drive a 645bhp Dodge Viper ACR against a Chevy Corvette Z06 driven by presenter Sabine Schmitz.

Finally, LeBlanc will bring a film from Morocco featuring the Ariel Nomad – a car made by the same company that did this to Jeremy Clarkson’s face.

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