Braking Bad! Aaron Paul to take on Top Gear test track

The Breaking Bad star will get behind the wheel of a reasonably priced Vauxhall Astra next month - but will he beat the times of Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Bonneville to top the leader board?

Aaron Paul’s had plenty of time to practise behind the wheel ahead of his appearance on Top Gear next month. The Breaking Bad star spent last year filming his upcoming action flick Need for Speed (the clue’s in the title…) about a pair of rival street racers. 


So, what better stop on his promotional tour than a trip to Top Gear and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car race track – although we’re not sure what his character, Tobey Marshall, would make of the Vauxhall Astra he’ll be driving. 

The fifth episode in the current series – set to air on 2 March – will also see Richard Hammond driving Porsche’s new hybrid sports car in Abu Dhabi while Jeremy Clarkson and James May make a public infrmation programme to promote safe cycling. 

But the real question is can Paul can top the leader board, beating the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Bonneville? “Yeah, b***h!”

Check out his skills behind the wheel in the Need for Speed trailer below…