HIT motoring show Top Gear is heading to the US ? making Stateside stars of the three British presenters.
BBC bosses are poised to sign a multimillion pound deal with a major broadcaster for Top Gear USA.
And it will still be fronted by the BBC2 show?s hosts ? Sun columnist Jeremy Clarkson, Richard ?Hamster? Hammond and James May.
A show source said: ?It?s very exciting.
?Top Gear could succeed where Robbie Williams has failed by cracking America. And Jeremy and the guys can?t wait to teach the Yanks a bit about cars.?
BBC producers will work on the show, which will be almost identical to the UK?s studio-based version ? but focusing on US gas-guzzlers such as the likes of Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet.
Major US stars will be invited on to discuss their love of motoring ? and test their skills against the show?s mystery racing driver, The Stig.
Producers hope to have the show on air by next year. Until then Jeremy, James and Richard will be filming the next UK series, which will hit our screens in the autumn.
Top Gear has already been shown in the US by Discovery Channel.