Take Me Out

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to present new series of Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris (Credit: BBC)

Following the departures of host Matt LeBlanc and co-presenter Rory Reid after the next series, McGuinness and Flintoff will join Chris Harris in a new all-British line-up of Top Gear.

Sabine Schmitz will remain in the Top Gear family with Reid continuing to host Top Gear spin-off Extra Gear on BBC Two.

The announcement took place near the River Thames in London as a photocall, as the new line-up was joined by the real stars of the show: a blue Porsche 911 GT2RS and a red Aston Martin DSB Superleggera.

Take Me Out returns with two new specials for its tenth series

Paddy McGuinness is back as Take Me Out returns back to our screens next year, with two special episodes to celebrate 10 years of dating success.  

One will feature a line-up of thirty fabulous single older ladies looking for love, and the second will be a fun flip as McGuinness brings thirty of his favourite male contestants back for another chance at love.

With seven weddings and three babies having come from the show, McGuinness chats to the couples and reminisces about the moment their eyes met across the Take Me Out love lift. 

Get into TV: Presenter Laura Jackson tells her story

Laura Jackson presenting a recent RTS Futures event (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

It was while working the door at members club Shoreditch House, that Jackson, got the chance to tackle the telly industry.

“I got asked to go to an MTV audition through the friend of a friend” she recalls. “I didn’t get the job.”

However from that moment she was hooked. She managed to get herself a meeting with an agent, who offered her another audition for an online series. She went, she got the role and she was in!

This week's top TV: 6 - 12 July

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Idris Elba: No Limits

Discovery, 9pm

Idris Elba (Credit: Discovery UK)

Drag racing, aerobatics, rally driving and land speed record attempts might seem like the perfect training ground for a would-be James Bond, but Luther star Idris Elba has denied that he will be taking that baton from Daniel Craig.

TV vs Digital: A match made in heaven?

I Made it in Digital

RTS Futures assembled a panel of pioneers for its sold-out event at London's Hospital Club in late April, "I made it in... digital". An enthusiastic, youthful audience was eager to learn from their experiences of working at the cutting edge of new media. It learnt, perhaps surprisingly, that television – the dancing dad at an achingly hip party – still has a big role to play in the digital age.