Top Gear's Premiere Date Has Been Delayed By Two Weeks

It’s been a little while since the last Top Gear related drama but it sounds like more has found the much-anticipated reboot, with it being claimed that the BBC are now pushing back the premiere date by two weeks.

Ooft, they can’t catch a break.

Despite being dogged with filming and technical issues throughout production, it is thought that the reason they are keen to push back is because they don’t want the show to clash with Britain’s Got Talent on ITV.

Top Gear was originally due to hit our screens on the 8th May but it’s now looking more likely to be the 22nd, with a source explaining: “They’ve [bosses] pulled a sharp handbrake turn.

”‘Top Gear’ is already under intense scrutiny. They don’t want to launch against ITV’s most popular show.“

Britain’s Got Talent managed to pull in the biggest audience of the year to date last Saturday with 11.6million viewers, so it’s understandable that bosses would be a little bit apprehensive.

A spokesperson for the show refused to confirm or deny the speculation, simply stating: "Scheduling details will be announced in due course.”

It has also been announced that Top Gear have cut two episodes from the series, meaning that this season will contain just six shows.