The next season of Top Gear Australia has just started production and with it comes two new hosts.
Although speculation circulated over the possibility of Shane Warne hosting the next series, the official lineup has be uncovered on the Top Gear website and there's no spin-bowler in sight.
Shane Jacobson, also known as Kenny, from his popular TV show, Kenny's World will be one of the new hosts. He's an avid car nut to the finest detail, obtaining various licenses which enables him to drive pretty much anything. He also has a huge collection of Australian classic cars.
The other addition to the team is Ewen Page. As editor-in-chief of Top Gear Australia magazine, Page has been a respected motoring journalist for over 20 years and has test driven a massive range of cars over the years, including concept cars and prototypes not available to the public. Although he has no formal TV hosting skills under his belt like the others, we are pretty sure he'll be the 'encyclopaedia' of the trio with his extended library of in-head car knowledge. Like all new hosts though, it will be interesting to see if he can pull it off as a witty personality to the show.
Completing the trio is one of the original cast members, Steve Pizzati. Pizzati is a Porsche driving instructor and racing driver. He's also a freelance motoring journalist and stunt driver, so he's likely to remain the driving skill of the team.
No word as to when the series will air yet, but we will keep you updated.