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Top Gear

Top Gear

BBC One 2002

This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. Celebrity guests appear on some episodes to help test the vehicles. Things don't always go as planned, though, with broken bones and mechanical mishaps sometimes part of the experiments.

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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Top Gear (Ranked Cast in 2021)

试替哥

#1 - 试替哥 (Testdriver)

试替哥 plays as Testdriver in Top Gear.
试替哥 is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 178 episodes.

James May

#2 - James May (Himself - Host)

James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter, journalist and writer. May is best known as co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. May has presented a variety of other programmes on themes including science and technology, childhood toys, cars, food and drink, and the plight of manliness in modern times. In addition he has released a variety of DVDs and books with similar themes, and writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph's motoring section. On Top Gear, May has the nickname "Captain Slow", for his careful driving style, a love of small, underpowered cars and habit of getting lost and distracted whilst driving. In a February 2007 episode of Top Gear he carried out a successful top speed test drive of a Bugatti Veyron at the Ehra-Lessien Volkswagen test track, reaching 407 kilometres per hour (253 mph). In July 2010 he repeated the attempt in the updated Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, reaching the vehicle's top speed of 417.6 kilometres per hour (259.5 mph), confirming that it had retaken the title as the fastest road car in production.

James May plays as Himself - Host in Top Gear.
James May is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 161 episodes.

Andrew Flintoff

#3 - Andrew Flintoff (Team Captain)

Andrew Flintoff MBE (born 6 December 1977), also known as Freddie Flintoff, is an English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer.

Andrew Flintoff plays as Team Captain in Top Gear.
Andrew Flintoff is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 161 episodes.

Jeremy Clarkson

#4 - Jeremy Clarkson (Host)

Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear along with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. He also writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. From a career as a local journalist in Northern England, Clarkson rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988. Since the mid-1990s Clarkson has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows and appearing as a guest on other shows. As well as motoring, Clarkson has produced programmes and books on subjects such as history and engineering. From 1998 to 2000 he also hosted his own chat show, Clarkson. His opinionated but humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and presenting style has often generated much public reaction to his viewpoints. His actions both privately and as a Top Gear presenter have also sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, politicians, pressure groups and the public. Despite the criticism levelled against him, Clarkson has also generated a significant following from the public at large, being credited as a major factor in the resurgence of Top Gear as one of the most popular shows on the BBC.

Jeremy Clarkson plays as Host in Top Gear.
Jeremy Clarkson is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 39 episodes.

Chris Harris

#5 - Chris Harris (Himself - Host)

Chris Harris plays as Himself - Host in Top Gear.
Chris Harris is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 35 episodes.

Sabine Schmitz

#6 - Sabine Schmitz (Herself - Host)

Sabine Schmitz plays as Herself - Host in Top Gear.
Sabine Schmitz is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 29 episodes.

Rory Reid

#7 - Rory Reid (Himself - Host)

Rory Reid plays as Himself - Host in Top Gear.
Rory Reid is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 24 episodes.

Matt LeBlanc

#8 - Matt LeBlanc (Himself - Host)

Matt LeBlanc was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to an Italian mother and a father of mixed Irish, English, Dutch and French ancestry. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes. After a few small roles on stage and on TV, he became famous for his role as Joey in "Friends" (1994), and in a less successful spin-off, "Joey" (2004). From 2003 to 2006, he was married to Missy McKnight, with whom he had one child, Marina Pearl.

Matt LeBlanc plays as Himself - Host in Top Gear.
Matt LeBlanc is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 24 episodes.

Eddie Jordan

#9 - Eddie Jordan (Himself, Himself - Host)

Eddie Jordan plays as Himself, Himself - Host in Top Gear.
Eddie Jordan is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 19 episodes.

Paddy McGuinness

#10 - Paddy McGuinness (Himself - Host)

​Patrick Joseph "Paddy" McGuinness is an English stand-up comedian, comedy actor, television personality and presenter. Born in Farnworth,Bolton, he is best known for his performances alongside comedian Peter Kay, and as the host of dating programme Take Me Out.

Paddy McGuinness plays as Himself - Host in Top Gear.
Paddy McGuinness is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 11 episodes.

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