Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May aren’t the only members of the Top Gear cast to have a new job – The Stig is moving to BBC One where he’ll appear alongside Dermot O’Leary in The Getaway Car.
The new Saturday night entertainment series will see teams compete in a series of driving challenges that test the limits of their relationships and friendships.
The very best drivers will then go head to head with the The Stig – the mysterious racer who some say is the fastest driver of his generation.
O’Leary said: “This is a show that’s really about relationships. We all think we are great drivers, but what tickled me most is seeing how people, who obviously love each other very much, speak to each other when they are behind the wheel of a car.
“It brings out the worst in all of us… but in a fun way. It’s a warm show that will stretch a family’s patience with those they love most in the world. I had a whale of a time doing the pilot and now can’t wait to make the series.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One added: “The Getaway Car is a really fun, new adrenaline charged entertainment show for BBC One. It’s very exciting to welcome both Dermot O’Leary and The Stig to Saturday nights on BBC One.”