High Gear presenter Chris Harris says High Gear is an ‘escape from Brexit’
Chris Harris says tuning in to High Gear may give viewers a break from the ‘bubble’ of great information programmes about Brexit.
The presenter feels the present, additionally fronted by Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid, is an antidote for a ‘very divisive’ world.
He stated: ‘Do you need to be sitting there with three blokes simply sitting in a room discussing Brexit and the impact on the automotive trade and the actual fact diesel has gone up by 2p this week?
‘I don’t assume we’d like it at 8pm on a Sunday. I need to be watching him attempting to make a mountain out of some rocks in a foolish little automotive, with a German lady shouting at him.
‘The world is a really, very divisive, severe place in the intervening time, and if that signifies that I get to stay my finger up Matt’s [LeBlanc] nostril on a digicam to pop that bubble a bit, then that may be a good factor.’
Reid added: ‘You may usually get freaked out once you see the BBC alerts pop up in your telephone – the information alerts – like, “Oh God, what is going on now?” However that is simply pure escapism.’
High Gear returns for a brand new sequence – which will probably be presenter Matt LeBlanc’s final – on Sunday.
Matt, finest recognized for taking part in Joey in sitcom Buddies, stepped in as lead presenter after Chris Evans stop the position in 2016 however he stated filming the BBC present meant he needed to spend lengthy durations of time away from his household.
‘My expertise on High Gear has been nice enjoyable. I’ve totally loved working with the entire staff,’ he stated.
‘Nonetheless, the time dedication and in depth journey required to current High Gear takes me away from my household and associates greater than I’m comfy with.
‘It’s unlucky, however for these causes I cannot be persevering with my involvement with the present.
‘I’ll endlessly be a High Gear fan and I want the staff continued success. Thanks for a terrific drive.’
High Gear returns Sunday at 8pm on BBC Two