Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris get into trouble at airport customs during a first look at Top Gear’s upcoming series.
In a newly released trailer, the presenting trio have an awkward encounter with customs officers when a search of their luggage reveals a flash gun, a pair of handcuffs and some oily boxer shorts.
The car entertainment show will return for its 32nd series, although an official start date has yet to be announced.
The trailer, set to debut on BBC One after Saturday’s FA Cup final, sees McGuinness, 48, Flintoff, 44, and Harris, 47, forced to explain the unusual contents of their suitcases – prompting a throwback to their connection with filming for the new series.
Things only get worse when a humorless account manager decides to interrogate a fourth member of the Top Gear team – the series’ anonymous racer, The Stig.
The trailer also gives a glimpse of what viewers can expect in the upcoming series, including the hosts’ swamp buggy races in Florida and going head-to-head in America’s newest official motorsport donk race, where classic American muscle cars can be modified to produce up to 2000 hp.
At the final event of Team Top Gear’s motorsport adventure in Florida, they compete in a line-up of heavily modified Ford Crown Victoria police cars, all outfitted with performance-enhancing nitrous oxide.
The trio will also celebrate English inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, while Flintoff transforms a Sinclair C5 – a one-person electric car designed by Sinclair – into a bobsleigh before attempting to hit 60mph on the Lillehammer Olympic luge track in Norway reach.
Last August it was announced that BBC Studios would be moving production of Top Gear from London to Bristol.
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It has also been confirmed that Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey will continue to be used as a Top Gear track whilst the series will continue to feature films being made around the world.
Top Gear will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer in due course.
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