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Watch more from Louis Walsh’s lap

He’s responsible for 28 number ones. He drives a Maserati. He doesn’t like rev limiters. And he won’t listen to Jedward unless it’s absolutely necessary. It is, of course, Mr. Louis Walsh.

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That’s it for series 17… Jeremy and James give their verdict, plus post-show discussion

Well, there you have it: the final show of our current run. What have we learned? The presenters can’t agree on the Lamborghini Aventador, Louis Walsh has surprisingly decent taste in music, the current crop of electric cars are the new laser discs, and the injured boys in the Armed Forces Rally team are truly […]

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Video: Jeremy and James preview Sunday’s show

Hello again. So here we are, approaching the final show in this series of Top Gear. Yes, only six shows this time around for various complicated reasons that I won’t bore you with now but which can be boiled down to the usual ‘quality not quantity’ argument. Also, we’re all very tired.

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More from Bob Geldof’s lap in the Top Gear Kia

He’s a Knight of the British Empire, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, immeasurably successful recording artist and best-selling author, but THIS is the pinnacle of Bob Geldof’s career – a drive around an unpopular part of Surrey in a keenly priced Korean hatchback. By his own sweary admission, Mr G doesn’t like driving (or Mondays), but […]

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Jensens, demolition and Jeremy’s “Formula One” debut: episode five post-show discussion

So there you have it. The British Army’s store cupboard makes a reasonable fist of demolishing parts of Kent, Jeremy can actually fit into a Formula One car, and all three presenters are seriously considering their own nostalgic detective spin-off.

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Jeremy and Andy Wilman on Sunday’s show

Hello again. So here we are, standing on the sun kissed foothills of the fifth show in this series of six. Except, since we’re in the middle of a British summer time, the foothills are not sun kissed at all and are in fact being rendered moist and depressing by irritating bouts of drizzle.

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More from episode four: Rowan Atkinson in the Kia

Now stop trying, because you won’t be able to do it. You can’t say ‘Bob’ and make millions of people laugh. Or ‘petrol pump’. Or ‘airbag’. No, there’s only one man for the job. And that man is the new fastest celebrity around our track.

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Jeremy face-strain in the Nissan GT-R
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Post-show discussion of episode four, and behind-the-scenes with James and the Nissan GT-R

Well, there you go. A V16 Rolls Royce Phantom (who knew?), Jeremy driving Jaguar XKR-S ‘sports brogue’ and some face-distorting cornering in a Nissan GT-R. And let’s not forget the boys’ fiery attempt at improving Britain’s railways.

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