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2016-03-01 15:15

HOW YA DOIN? New Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc, posted a photograph on social media, alluding to filming the new season in South Africa. Image: AFP / Kevork Djansezian

Cape Town - Hit motoring show, Top Gear, unveiled its full line-up of presenters - a total of six hosts...well, seven if you count the team's masked test driver - The Stig.

The new team is:

Eddie Jordan - Motorsport guru and Formula 1 commentator
Sabine Schmitz - World record-breaking German racing driver
Chris Harris - Renowned motoring journalist and YouTube star
Rory Reid - Car reviewer and TV presenter
Chris Evans - No not 'Captain America' but rather the veteran BBC radio DJ.
Matt LeBlanc - Actor (Joey in 'Friends') and motoring enthusiast.

Filming for the new season has already started and according to the Daily Mail: "The new series will see the Top Gear crew globetrotting through countries such as Norway, Kazakhstan, Scotland, South Africa, Morocco and Cuba."

Evans and Le Blanc in SA

This past weekend (February 28) Evans, who was unveiled as the man to replace Jeremy Clarkson posted a photograph on social media.

Wheels24 reader Nicholas Dlamini said he had seen crew filming in Armstrong avenue, Umhlanga. There were no confirmed reports.

Here's Evans' tweet:

US actor, Matt LeBlanc, is the first non-British host in the four-decade history of the show, being relaunched after flamboyant host Jeremy Clarkson was dropped last year for punching a producer.

LeBlanc's tweet was more direct:

*Top Gear South Africa editor Braam Peens confirmed to Wheels24 that filming was taken place for the new season.
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