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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

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On This Day


Monday 8th April 2002

19 years ago

The British TV show Fifth Gear was first broadcast as 5th Gear on Channel 5, as a continuation of the original incarnation of the BBC show Top Gear, which was cancelled in 2001. Top Gear was relaunched later that year; Channel 5 originally wanted to carry on using the Top Gear name, but the BBC refused. Several of Top Gear's ex-presenters, including Quentin Willson, Tiff Needell, and Vicki Butler-Henderson were hired by Channel 5 to present the series. The show's name was restyled as Fifth Gear in 2005.

Vicki Butler-Henderson 5th Gear Presenter

Vicki Butler-Henderson 5th Gear Presenter

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