Chris Harris joined the Top Gear presenting line-up in 2015 for Series 23. He brings the finest motoring expertise to Top Gear, thanks to an extensive history as a car journalist. If you’ve picked up a car magazine or clicked around an automotive website in the past decade and a half, chances are you’ve seen Chris, powersliding the very best cars the world has to offer.
Before Top Gear, he was probably best known for being part of the team that founded the YouTube channel, DRIVE which launched in 2012 and quickly grew to 2 million subscribers. He then went it alone with Chris Harris on Cars which he launched in 2014, but the BBC phone call meant a change of job. Chris currently presents the online car review series Chris Harris Drives for Top Gear online.
With hundreds of thousands of online followers, Harris is the go-to for brutally honest, no-holds-barred automotive journalism. That’s probably rooted in his early years as a road tester at Autocar magazine – and supported by the fact that he’s pretty handy behind the wheel. He’s raced everything from single-seaters to historics and completed countless 24hr endurance races. It takes a very special car to earn the Harris stamp of approval.