Vince Colosimo will be Top Gear Australia‘s first studio guest, Monday week. In a cross-promotion for SBS’ upcoming drama Carla Cametti P.D., the rest of Colosimo’s details are being kept under wraps.
Colismo is expected to appear as the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment that has become an institution in the UK version.
The Stig who is also confirmed to be a regular, but nobody is saying if it’s the “same” Stig as the UK.
SBS is playing its cards close to its chest with Top Gear -no previews are available to media prior to its launch. Normally that means a show is a dud (90210 anyone?) but in this case it’s probably more to do with the late studio recordings.
Certainly the 2 minute ‘sizzle reel’ sent to TV Tonight looks enticing, handsomely shot and unashamedly Aussie.
How well Charlie Cox, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati will click is still an unknown quantity. Suffice to say come Monday September 29, the commercial networks will be holding on for dear life.
If you thought the Brits had done it all with Top Gear – wait until you see Top Gear Australia, debuting on SBS Television on Monday 29 September at 7:30pm.
In the first episode of an eight-part series, hosts Charlie Cox, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati play hard with all-wheel drives on sand and snow.
There is a glimpse of the new LP560 Lamborghini Gallardo super sportscar, Charlie test drives the latest Porsche 911 and Warren tests the appetite of Great White Sharks off the coast of Port Lincoln – using himself as the bait.
One of Australia’s hottest actors, Vince Colosimo (starring in SBS’s Carla Cametti, PD), is Top Gear Australia’s first studio guest.
“Surf, snow, sand, sharks and supercars – episode one of Top Gear Australia has got the lot!” said Top Gear Australia’s SBS Executive Producer, Denise Eriksen.
“Charlie, Warren and Steve – well, Charlie and Steve – have driven like stars and Warren has done his best with sharks and sausages.”
“SBS is incredibly proud of this first episode in an amazing new series which takes Australia’s passion for cars in exciting new directions.”
Top Gear Australia debuts on SBS, Monday 29 September at 7:30pm.