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The new 'Top Gear' has an airing date. The Chris Evans-fronted show will return to the BBC on May 5th next year. Evans revealed the news on 'Saturday Kitchen'.

Evans took over as host following the fracas that saw Jeremy Clarkson's contract not being renewed. Fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond joined Clarkson in signing up with Amazon instead. The three will present a new as-yet-untitled car show for its Prime Instant Video service starting next autumn.

The deal is reportedly worth £160 million.

Evans has said the new 'Top Gear' team has "already started making the films" and that "the films are good".

By the time the show starts, Evans said they'll have made 32 films.

The series will consist of 16 episodes. Evans has picked his fellow presenters, but is yet to announce who they are. Among those rumoured to be in the running are former Evans collaborator Holly Samos, Zoe Ball, Jody Kidd and Jenson Button.

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