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Series 23 - Episode 2

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Review

After the fireball of sound and fury billowing from last week’s debut, Chris Evans and co still have a series to make. This week that involves getting a trio of music stars – Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah – to help with an SUV test in South Africa. Back at the track, Damian Lewis is this week's Star in a Rallycross Car, while Jenson Button gives Evans a ride in the McLaren 675LT.

But there’s still a smoky whiff of controversy…Tonight was supposed to see the launch on BBC2 of the bolt-on sidecar show Top Gear Extra Gear with Rory Reid taking us behind the scenes – until it was pulled from schedules at the last minute. Are the skid marks starting to show?

Summary

Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan head for South Africa, where Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah take part in an SUV test. Back at the track, Chris joins Jenson Button for a ride in the McLaren 675LT, while Damian Lewis is this week's Star in a Rallycross Car.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Chris Evans
Presenter Matt LeBlanc
Presenter Eddie Jordan
Guest Sharleen Spiteri
Guest Seasick Steve
Guest Tinie Tempah
Guest Jenson Button
Guest Damian Lewis
Series Director Mark McQueen
Series Editor Alex Renton
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