Top Gear moves to BBC One following successful relaunch

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by David Prior

Top Gear is to move to BBC One following a successful relaunch on BBC Two.

The long-running show, produced by BBC Studios, returned with a new line-up of Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris last year and attracted an average consolidated audience of 3.8 million viewers, making it the channel’s most popular programme of 2019.

The trio recently returned with a new series and pulled in 4.3m (consolidated), the show's highest in four years.

And the first series has already been snapped up globally by over 100 countries including China, the US and Australia.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: "The time is right to move the world's best motor show to the nation's most popular channel and bring it to an even broader audience on BBC One.

"Freddie, Paddy and Chris have revitalised the hit series with their escapades and banter; and we couldn't have asked for a better response to their series so far and the impact it's had with young audiences."