— 19 April 2024

WATCH: ‘Top Gear Australia’ Drops A Teaser Trailer

— 19 April 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

As part of their recent push to serve up Aussie-specific content, Paramount has teamed up with BBC Studios to revive Top Gear Australia (and it finally has a trailer).

The domestic spin-off aired its last episode back in 2012; having initially debuted on SBS circa 2008 with Warren Brown, Steve Pizzati, and Charlie Cox, before the latter was replaced as a co-host by James Morrison.

By the third season, it’d made the jump to Channel Nine, switching out Brown and Morrison for Shane Jacobson and Ewen Page in the process.

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Now, Top Gear Australia 2.0 will be headlined by former NRL player, The Footy Show fixture, and The Amazing Race Australia host Beau Ryan; Survivor Australia host and lifelong car enthusiast Jonathan LaPaglia; alongside motoring YouTuber Blair Joscelyne (AKA “Moog”) of Mighty Card Mods fame.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when you get asked to be part of one of the biggest motoring shows in the world,” said Blair Joscelyne.

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“And I will take my job seriously of frying the tyres of any vehicle that the producers are irresponsible enough to hand me the keys to.”

Jonathan LaPaglia added: “When Network 10 and BBC Studios asked me if I’d be interested in travelling all over the world to test really cool cars and behave like an idiot I said, ‘Of course I’m interested. Where do I sign?'” 

Top Gear is arguably the biggest (and greatest) car show ever and as a massive fan, I used to fantasise about being on it one day as a guest racing the Reasonably Priced Car around their test track. I waited, that call never came.”

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“But 20 years later someone at Top Gear HQ screwed up, confused me with someone else, and asked me to be the host of Top Gear Australia? Buckle up, this could get bumpy!”

Top Gear Australia, which has now set its release date for May 17th, will bolster Paramount’s domestic portfolio of content — which currently features the likes of The Betoota Advocate Presents, The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers, as well as The Last King of the Cross.

Bonus: Top Gear seasons 27 to 31 (2019 to 2021) with Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, Chris Harris, and Paddy McGuinness is scheduled to hit Paramount+ in 2024.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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