There has been a whole load of speculation over what Dermot O'Leary would do next now that he has hung up his X Factor hosting boots. There was talk of a move to America and it was even thought for a while he may take over the Top Gear gig before it was announced that Chris Evans got it. However, it turns out Dermot has plans for a car show all of his own, well, not quite on his own, he's teaming up with The Stig from Top Gear too!
The pair will front a new Saturday night entertainment show for the BBC called The Getaway Car. It will see families compete against each other in various challenges, while some will also go up against The Stig himself.
O'Leary said of the show; "We all think we are great drivers, but what tickled me most is seeing how people, who obviously love each other very much, speak to each other when they are behind the wheel of a car. It brings out the worst in all of us… but in a fun way. It’s a warm show that will stretch a family’s patience with those they love most in the world. I had a whale of time doing the pilot and now can’t wait to make the series."
While BBC’s Controller of Entertainment and Events Katie Taylor said; "The Getaway Car is an ambitious and exciting Saturday night entertainment show that enhances the BBC’s commitment to producing some of the most original entertainment formats around. With Dermot in the driving seat, I’m sure the BBC1 audience will love it."
There is no date set for its launch yet but it's thought it will be early 2016.