Top Gear's Paddy McGuinness channels his inner James Bond in new trailer

Susannah Alexander
·3-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness has shown off his best 007 impression in a brand new trailer for the upcoming 30th series of the motoring show.

Paddy is giving off serious James Bond vibes in the new clip, which has been shared on Top Gear's official Twitter account, as he drives a Bond car while wearing a black-and-white tuxedo and declares himself to be "shaken and very stirred".

His co-hosts Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris will also be taking some iconic Bond cars for a spin in the new series as part of a "Bond car buying guide", which will include test drives of the Aston Martin DB5 first seen in 1964's Goldfinger and the Renault 11 from 1985's A View To A Kill which met a rather unfortunate end.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The presenters will also be taking a chilly-looking dip wearing wetsuits in the new series – a moment which causes Paddy to joke "at least we've still got our dignity" – as well as enjoying a trip down memory lane in their dads' cars.

Also among the highlights to expect in the new episodes is an attempt at concrete 'water skiing' – which is just as spark-inducing as it sounds – by Freddie as he is dragged behind a car by The Stig, and a race between an Extreme E car and a man in a jetpack.

Of course, Top Gear has promised that we can expect to see plenty of road tests as well, with the hosts having a go at driving "the hybrid, V12-engined Lamborghini Siån, the V8-powered Ferrari Roma, and Toyota's unburstable GR Yaris hot hatch".

No air date has yet been revealed for the new series of Top Gear but the BBC has confirmed that it's "coming soon", so we hopefully don't have too long to wait until the show roars back onto our screens.

The most recent series featured a scary incident in which Paddy crashed a £250k Lamborghini Diablo, which thankfully left the presenter uninjured.

After climbing out of the car, he joked: "I'm just gonna go and give myself a quick wet wipe... I hope they've been in the fridge!"

Speaking about the crash on Instagram, former Take Me Out presenter Paddy said: "I finally got to drive one of my fantasy childhood cars, the Lamborghini Diablo, but it turns out 30-year-old supercars don't like torrential rain. Who'd have thought?

"If you've ever owned a Diablo or you've driven one, you'll know just as well as me: oh my God, she can be a cruel mistress, she can be a cruel mistress, that one."

Top Gear airs on BBC One.

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