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Top Gear Series 24 Introduction by Chris Harris

Premieres Monday at 8.30pm

It might have been the sight of a London taxi mooching through the wilds of Kazakhstan, or maybe it was the curious image of a Lamborghini Huracán pinned down a ski slope at crazy speed - with a bloke who used to be called Joey behind the wheel. But wobbling a clapped-out Maserati 222 into Havana’s Revolution Square beat them both as a personal reminder of the sheer scope of films we’ve made for this new series of Top Gear.

That’s what I love about working for TG - the stupefying variety of locations and vehicles, places and people. From simple(ish) power tests at our Dunsfold test track to scrabbling up rock faces in the California desert, every day is an adventure, and at the centre of each insane idea there is at least one motor car we want to understand and, most of the time, celebrate. I still can’t quite believe the line-up of metal you’ll get to see over the seven weeks - it’s remarkable.

I hope you have as much fun watching the show as we did making it.

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