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    Tiff Needell Announces The End Of Fifth Gear

    After BBC sacked Clarkson from Top Gear and decided to revamp the show with different presenters and a new format, another popular motoring program has seen its end: Fifth Gear.

    The man to make the announcement official is Tiff Needell himself, who blamed a money-related problem and wrote on Twitter:

    "So busy enjoying Mille Miglia forgot to point out @FifthGearTV on @ITV4 on Friday was last one ever recorded. And no news of any more... After an unbroken 29 years presenting either Top Gear of Fifth Gear it feels weird not to have any filming dates in my diary!"

    https://twitter.com/tiff_tv/status/734407972089155589
    https://twitter.com/tiff_tv/status/734402035659984896
    Tiff Needell started co-hosting BBC's Top Gear in 1987, with Jeremy Clarkson among others, where he remained until 2001, when the show was cancelled, only to be brought back a year later. Needell signed with Channel 5 to produce and host Fifth Gear from 2002 and the program was eventually distributed on the Discovery Channel, from 2012 to 2014, and on History Channel, since 2015.

    Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson, were on the show since the beginning, while journalist Jonny Smith, joined them in 2006. Over the years, the presenter lineup also counted Jason Plato, Quentin Willson, Adrian Simpson and Tom Ford.

    http://www.carscoops.com/2016/05/tif...-of-fifth.html

    1997 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 quattro - 12/2006-04/2007 - Totaled
    2005 Audi TT 1.8T quattro - 07/2012-11/2012 - Traded
    2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - 11/2012-
    1992 Mazda Miata 1.6 - 03/2013-07/2017 - Sold
    1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 - 12/2014-



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    #2
    Please let this mean that he, Vicki, and Tom will make guest appearances on The Grand Tour.
    "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
    -Redliner, ironically



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      #3
      Originally posted by Labcoatguy View Post
      Please let this mean that he, Vicki, and Tom will make guest appearances on The Grand Tour.
      So much this.

      <Ice> Oh, you're the kiddy anime guy.
      "The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were."
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        #4
        OH YES.
        1993 Ford F-150 Flareside - July 2010 - August 2013
        2004 Ford Mustang - September 2013 - February 2018
        1987 Mercury Colony Park GS - August 2015 - Present
        2003 EZGO TXT - March 2015 - Present (it's road legal!)
        2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 6-Speed (February 2018 - Present)

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          #5
          Bummer about Fifth Gear. I always liked it.

          But yeah, I hope to see them on other stuff now.
          My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
          There is no replacement for displacement.
          - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
          ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
          - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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            #6
            Great journalism...

            1993 Ford F-150 Flareside - July 2010 - August 2013
            2004 Ford Mustang - September 2013 - February 2018
            1987 Mercury Colony Park GS - August 2015 - Present
            2003 EZGO TXT - March 2015 - Present (it's road legal!)
            2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 6-Speed (February 2018 - Present)

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              #7
              I haven't watched it in years, but I'm sad to see it go.

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                #8
                Hopefully someone picks it up.

                Jonny and Tom Ford have a show, motorheadstv on BBC Brit
                Last edited by jack_christie; May 25th, 2016, 12:19 AM.
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                  #9
                  I liked this the best V TG -sad day

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                    #10
                    Of all those I liked Jonny Smith the most, which is funny because he's the least car focused guy. I'd be happy to never see VBH again.
                    Last edited by Tzarrim; May 25th, 2016, 10:55 AM.

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                      #11
                      Sad day. Wheeler Dealers next?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Cobol74 View Post
                        Sad day. Wheeler Dealers next?
                        That's still expanding since they started filming in the US last year and people actually watch it.

                        Haven't watched this for a long time, can't say I'm too sad to see it go unfortunately.


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                          #13
                          Fifth Gear set for fourth home

                          http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/f...104400.article

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                            #14
                            You can't kill this fucking thing.

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                              #15
                              Tiff Needell Announces The End Of Fifth Gear

                              Wow, only 104,000? That doesn't seem like much.
                              1993 Ford F-150 Flareside - July 2010 - August 2013
                              2004 Ford Mustang - September 2013 - February 2018
                              1987 Mercury Colony Park GS - August 2015 - Present
                              2003 EZGO TXT - March 2015 - Present (it's road legal!)
                              2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 6-Speed (February 2018 - Present)

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                                #16
                                Tiff Needell Announces The End Of Fifth Gear

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Labcoatguy View Post
                                  Please let this mean that he, Vicki, and Tom will make guest appearances on The Grand Tour.
                                  "And now let's welcome our new tame racing driver. He's not the Stig, he is called... THE TIFF!"

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                                    #18
                                    Tiff just tweeted that there's a new series coming in september

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                                      #19
                                      All back.

                                      New series Thursdays at 9pm on ITV4/ Repeat 6pm Saturday/ 8am Sunday.

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