In a move that's dividing fans of the once-unstoppable BBC show, dating show expert Paddy McGuinness will be taking over the reins of 'Top Gear', replacing Matt LeBlanc in the new series next Autumn.

In what will be the third or fourth reincarnation of the show (we've lost count), 'Take Me Out' host McGuinness and 'A League of Their Own' panelist Freddie Flitoff will be replacing LeBlanc in the new series, with Chris Harris remaining. Speaking on his departure, LeBlanc said in a statement from BBC Studios that his "experience on Top Gear has been great fun. However, the time commitment and extensive travel required to present 'Top Gear' takes me away from my family and friends more than I'm comfortable with.

"It's unfortunate, but for these reasons I will not be continuing my involvement with the show. I will forever be a Top Gear fan and I wish the team continued success. Thanks for a great drive."

The news broke on the front of The Sun newspaper this morning, just left of the current Brexit mess:


LeBlanc's final series as host of the car show will arrive on TV screen next Spring, while McGuinness and Flintoff's new iteration will launch in Autumn next year. The news is dividing fans online, with the reaction being a very mixed bag:









What do you think of the news? Are the BBC flogging the TV show too much, and do we really need this new reincarnation? Let us know what you think.