Top Gear is expected to axe plans for two Christmas Specials this year as planning begins to salvage the show.
Top Gear producers have already seen main presenter Chris Evans resign following mass criticism of his presenting and hosting skills, as well as rumours of a behind-the-scenes feud with fellow presenter, and now chief presenter Matt Le Blanc.
And now, in an equally large blow to the programme the traditional Christmas Specials, which usually saw the hosts on a holiday-esque ramble usually tied to a specific theme- for example trekking across all of Vietnam.
However, an inside source has revealed these plans have been quashed, saying: “We need to make sure we have a great series to come back on in 2017. So all our energies are on that.” It is suspected that next year’s series, which will be the 24th of the popular motoring show will revert back to the more classic format seen under Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
Top Gear is set to return in 2017. Watch a classic Christmas Top Gear clip below: