closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
bbc extra gear rory reid

'Top Gear' and Clarkson and co.'s as-yet-untitled car show for Amazon aren't the only new car shows heading our way. 'Top Gear' will get a spinoff called 'Extra Gear', the BBC has announced. It will air on online-only channel BBC Three and be hosted by 'Top Gear' presenter Rory Reid.

The show will be filmed at the 'Top Gear' studio, and feature behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and "specially-recorded films" that won't be in the main show.

It will go live immediately after the main 'Top Gear' has finished broadcasting on BBC Two.

Reid should feel right at home fronting the show. His previous experience includes making car videos for websites CNET and Recombu.

It should also drive plenty of traffic (no pun intended) to BBC Three, which ceased to exist as a broadcast channel and went online-only in February.

The spinoff will be distributed to international broadcasters including BBC America and BBC Brit.

"'Extra Gear' is hugely exciting," Reid said in a statement. "The 'Top Gear' fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I'm giving them a chance to really get a peek behind the curtain. I'm looking forward to showing them how the show is made and what goes on behind the scenes, giving viewers a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet."

Former 'Top Gear' presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are also launching a new online motoring community called DriveTribe. So petrol heads will soon have plenty of content to get their teeth into.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Donald Silverburgh 1 day ago Illegal Kodi boxes could... I mean what kind of article is this? Frankly mate, just tell me, is someone paying you to write such...
  • Andy Kill 4 days ago TVPlayer review Why don't you mention you have to have other apps as well like BBC iPlayer, and do these use your data...
  • Drumdam 6 days ago Virgin TV V6 4K TiVo box unveiled Had the V6 now for a few months, it's not a patch on the sky+ hd box i had previously never mind the sky q...

Search news