Top Gear TV will be rested ‘for the foreseeable future’
BBC confirms production on UK show will not continue for now, other TG activity unaffected
The BBC has today announced that production of the Top Gear TV show will not continue for the “foreseeable future”.
Filming of the 34th series of Top Gear was put on hold following presenter Freddie Flintoff’s accident at Dunsfold Aerodrome in December 2022.
The BBC has now decided to ‘rest’ the show until further notice.
“We’ve agreed with BBC Content that given the exceptional circumstances, we will be resting production of the Top Gear UK show for the foreseeable future,” the BBC said in a statement.
“We’ll continue to support the programme’s core production team and will be leaning on their expertise in a broader production capacity until such time as the UK show can restart.”
BBC Studios confirmed it had concluded its independent health and safety review of Top Gear, and while production had complied with the required BBC policies and industry best practice, “there were important learnings” that would apply to any future production of the show.
“The Top Gear brand remains incredibly popular in the UK and globally,” the BBC said, “and all our other Top Gear activity remains unaffected by this hiatus, including international formats, content sales, digital, magazines and licensing,” the BBC added.
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