Former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan has been announced a part of a seven-strong team who will front the rebooted Top Gear franchise on the BBC.

The British broadcaster has finally revealed the show’s full line-up, which seems to contain almost every person who was originally rumoured to be taking on hosting duties of the popular car show.

Friends actor Matt LeBlanc had been confirmed earlier this month as co-host to Chris Evans, but alongside the duo will be Jordan, YouTube vlogger Chris Harris, motoring journalist Rory Reid and Nürburgring Nordschleife master Sabine Schmitz.

“I have such enormous respect for all my fellow presenters and I politely ask that they go easy on these old bones,” Jordan, who headlined his eponymous F1 team from 1991 to 2004, quipped.

Jordan’s appointment also means he will not follow a number of his BBC F1 alumni in moving across to Channel 4 following its buyout of the network’s Formula 1 broadcasting rights.

The new series of Top Gear will air in May, following a one-year hiatus in the wake of the sacking of lead host Jeremy Clarkson and the resignation of his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond.

Image via Top Gear

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