What a TopGear Presenter Should Be

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Re-shared from Smallblog V8, text by Michael Gooderham

Regardless of cyber whining or anything else, TopGear “Mk.2” (2002-2015) is dead. Its metabolic processes are now history. It’s off the twig. It’s kicked the bucket, shuffled off the mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. It is an ex-programme. The features that were prepared for the final three episodes will be shown, somehow, somewhere – probably iPlayer – and with that, back to the studio in the sky.

But don’t worry, because they’re going to reboot it next year! Just because the four key people in creating it and making it great are no longer involved, doesn’t mean the BBC can stop making a show that basically prints money. However, before they can find out how much of that money-printing ability was down to The Tall One, The Short One, The Slow One and The Lucky Underpants One, there’s the rather thorny issue of figuring out who their replacements are. I don’t know who to replace Andy Wilman with, but the presenters? Well, now… (more…)

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