Chris Harris

It seems there’s life after Clarkson, Hammond and May after all. A new report by British tabloid The Sun UK suggests that Top Gear has signed two new co-hosts to accompany lead man Chris Evans. Apparently, Evans will be joined by popular British motoring journalist Chris Harris and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz in the new show, which will start on May 8, 2016.

Car enthusiasts are certain to recognise Harris (pictured above) – a well-known motoring hack in the UK, with previous stints in Evo and Autocar. He now hosts his own popular YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars. Schmitz, meanwhile, has appeared on Clarkson-era Top Gear several times, and is perhaps best known for her “Queen of the Nürburgring” nickname.

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard will also be involved in the show, according to the tabloid. How exactly this will work, remains to be seen.

It’s not all good news for the BBC show, however. The same report revealed that the show’s executive producer Lisa Clark – taken in by Evans himself to replace long-time Top Gear veteran Andy Wilman who has teamed up with the original TG trio on their new Amazon series – has recently left her post. Script editor Tom Ford will also leave at the end of his contract, if the report is to be believed.

It has to be said, though, that none of this has been officially announced. If indeed accurate, however, what are your thoughts on the new Top Gear – can the Evans-Harris-Schmitz (and Coulthard, somehow) combo live up to the infamous Clarkson-Hammond-May team-up?