Honestly we were pretty disappointed to learn that NBC will be debuting its own version of Top Gear with a completely new cast. I mean what is Top Gear without Clarkson’s wit, Hammond’s excitement and May’s… May’s… umm well just May? But now rumor has it that NBC could be taking the American version of Top Gear in a more “celebrity direction,” and we’re pretty excited about who they may have in mind.
Originally BBC had started calling several automotive writers and on-camera automotive journalist to give the new show a more “journalist credibility.” NBC then decided to they’d rather have more celebrity presence on the show.
According to Inside Line, an existing relationship with automotive enthusiast Jay Leno and Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld could have the two be the most likely candidates for the show. Honestly we think that would give the American Top Gear a more comical appeal, but let’s hope that Leno and Seinfeld can handle themselves behind the wheel.
Who is going to be Stig? Conan O’Brien?
Who else do you think would make a good host for the American Top Gear. Have your say in the comments section below.
Source: Inside Line
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