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Fuelling Around podcast: Chris Harris on Top Gear and the future of the car industry

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May 19, 2021
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Top Gear presenter Chris Harris is the latest guest on the Fuelling Around podcast, the passionate car enthusiast discusses working with Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness and the future of the UK car industry.

Harris, who has been presenting BBC’s Top Gear since 2016, reveals to hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty that he along with Flintoff and McGuinness are currently recording the latest series of the show.

During their latest trip to Northumberland in caravans, Harris recalls the prank McGuinness played on his co-presenter.

As Harris explained: “I got wedgied quite publicly, not by Andrew (Flintoff) this time, but by the other one, the one with the pointy ears, McGuinness.

“I was trying to unhitch a trailer and I’m carrying a bit of timber and I’m leaning over this thing sweating because the jockey wheel won’t go down properly. So it helps that he decides to lift me up by my pants and then they separated. The elastic belt, separated from the rest of the garment, he took photo and put it online, but he put it up in a resting state. So it didn’t look like a wedgie, it just looked like my pants just come apart to his millions of followers.”

Are electric cars the future of the motor industry?

Harris also states that he’s unsure as to whether electric cars are the right answer to the UK’s fossil fuel problem, but did admit that something needs to be done to help combat climate change.

Before going on to state that one of his favourite songs to drive along to is Jump by legendary rock band Van Halen.

Chris Harris

Enjoy plenty more Fuelling Around

There are three more episodes to come from series two as more petrolhead stars prepare to jump in Dave and Jason’s passenger seat.

But if you can’t wait until next week for episode two, fear not, you can listen to the whole first series of Fuelling Around, including the best bits, to whet your appetite.

You can also listen and subscribe to the popular automotive offering on Spotify and Apple podcasts.




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