Top Gear producer the BBC has confirmed Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts for future episodes of the struggling show.
Harris and Reid were previously relegated to the spinoff series Extra Gear but proved to be more popular with fans than former lead host Chris Evans, who quit the revamped show after a single season due to dismal ratings. Nightly viewer numbers dropped from the 4.4 million during the Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May days to around 1.9 million during Evans' sole season.
Harris and Reid will be busy boys as they’ll continue to appear in new episodes of Extra Gear while also appearing on Top Gear. Harris is also expected to appear in a new web series hosted on the Top Gear website.
The BBC has also confirmed that LeBlanc is signed on for at least two more seasons. The next season of the show (officially season 24) is currently filming and will premiere on the BBC in 2017. Other personalities of the revamped show—Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and the Stig—will continue to make regular appearances.
Meanwhile, the new show starring Clarkson and company has been confirmed for its premiere on Amazon Prime on November 18, 2016. The new show will go by the name The Grand Tour and likely feature a comparo of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder in its first episode.