Top Gear's McGuinness & Harris Sign Up For New Road Trip Series

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Two Top Gear presenters Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris have joined forces with the BBC for a new road trip series.

The duo will present Road Trippin, which will see them embark across Europe, including Sweden, Greece, and Switzerland as part of a series which will see them face classic midlife problems on their own.

The show is said to take on a different format to that of Top Gear, as it will not focus on cars and motoring issues. Top Gear is currently on a break, after fellow host Freddie Flintoff was involved in a crash in 2022, which left him badly injured.

Road Trippin is to consist of three one hour episodes, and will air on BBC One, with the broadcaster saying 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". 

"back on the road"

Speaking about his excitement over this upcoming show, Paddy McGuinness released this statement.

"I'm very much looking forward to getting back on the road with Chris Harris", the comedian 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!".

Chris Harris 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". 




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