The world’s most watched factual television program has arrived in China, but with one big difference.
It’s still called Top Gear, but the BBC car review show is being aired on the state-run Dragon TV network with Chinese presenters. Instead of Jeremy Clarkson, the host is Cheng Lei.
And Richard Hammond and James May have been replaced by Olympic diver Tian Liang, and actor/singer/racing driver Ren Xianqi. There’s even a Chinese Stig.
With each episode currently broadcast in over 200 countries, and watched by 350 million people, the franchise looks set to gain even more traction now a Chinese audience is being targeted.