If you’ve been hoping for Fifth Gear to make a return after its long hiatus, good news! The alternative to the vastly popular Top Gear is set to air in September this year, following a tweet posted by Tiff Needell.
The show’s host and racing driver will be joined by familiar faces, including Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jonny Smith and two-time British Touring Car champion, Jason Plato. On paper, the quartet certainly appears to have more driving talent than the boys at Top Gear and The Grand Tour.
The return of Fifth Gear comes after a three-year hiatus when the show was cancelled in 2015. It originally aired on Channel 5 before moving to Discovery Channel and then to History, with over 200+ episodes across 26 series.
While Top Gear proved to be more popular among the two car shows at the time, some consider Fifth Gear to be the more informative car show. Of course, appeal is a subjective matter but let’s all be thankful that we’ll have three different car shows to enjoy this year.
Did some filming yesterday for a new series of … @FifthGearTV!! Yes, after a three year break we’re back for more in September.
— Tiff Needell (@tiff_tv) 14 June 2018
— Vicki Butler-Henderson (@vb_h) 15 June 2018