Top Gear traditions that shouldn’t be tampered with

As Clarkson and co bow out, Emma Daly runs through the show's tried and tested formulas that new host Chris Evans just can't leave behind...

New Top Gear host Chris Evans has got to come in and make his mark on the BBC motoring show. That’s a given. But there are some Top Gear traditions that can’t be touched, right? After twenty two series we’ve got so used to the antics of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Top Gear won’t be Top Gear if it’s stripped of its best bits like a classic car engine in a scrap yard.


Evans seems to agree. He’s already asked his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show listeners for ideas and agreed it would be fun to restart the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car leaderboard with times set by none other than Clarkson, May and Hammond. 

But what else should stick around? I ponder some of the familiar factors of Top Gear that I’d hate to see disappear…


Clarkson, Hammond and May’s final Top Gear is on BBC2 on Sunday at 8pm