Top Gear Presenters McGuinness & Harris Sign Up For BBC Road Trip Series


Top Gear presenters Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris have agreed a deal with the BBC to host a new road trip series, Road Trippin.

The show which will air on BBC One, will see the pair embark across Europe, including Sweden, Greece, and Switzerland as part of a series which will see them face classic midlife problems on their own.

Consisting of three one hour episodes, Road Trippin is to take on a slightly different format to Top Gear, focusing less on cars and motoring issues.

The BBC have also said that the show will follow a self-proclaimed  “well and truly middle-aged” Paddy and “soon to be 50” Chris, as they seek to explore the secrets to living a long and full life.

The BBC have revealed that the pair “will be meeting some of the healthiest, happiest, not to mention ‘well-preserved’ and long-lived people alive”. 

They added: “Along the way, they will be getting under the skin of each country they visit as well as doing plenty of soul searching”. 

“Bring it on!” 

Following this announcement, co-presenter and comedian Paddy McGuinness released this statement.

“I’m very much looking forward to getting back on the road with Chris Harris”, he said

“Not so much looking forward to sharing a confined space with him,” he joked. “He doesn’t believe in deodorant. On the plus side he’ll give me something to laugh at along the way. Bring it on!”.

Co host Chris Harris also added, “Paddy’s idea of long-haul travel is driving from Bolton to Blackpool, so this European road-trip should be a real eye-opener for both of us”. 

“When we’re finished debating the merits of literally everything we encounter, viewers will hopefully take something rewarding away from our deep-dive into the secrets of human longevity. I’m just hoping my interest in the subject doesn’t dwindle as each mile goes by in Paddy’s company”. 

As for Top Gear, the show is taking a hiatus, after Freddie Flintoff who presented the show with McGuinness and Harris, suffered nasty injuries following a car crash while on set in 2022.

Flintoff and Top Gear reportedly reached a settlement worth £9 million. More on this here.