Between the relaunched (and somewhat questionable) Top Gear and Clarkson, May and Hammond’s Amazon show The Grand Tour, the British car show landscape is looking a little crowded these days. One show the newcomers may not have to contend with is the scrappy also-ran, Fifth Gear, which according to tweets from host Tiff Needell appears to have been cancelled.

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A series of tweets from longtime TV personality and racer Needell indicated the show was suffering from a lack of funding and may not return for 2016:

Fifth Gear was launched on Britain’s Channel 5 in 2002 after the original version of Top Gear was canceled. The latter show was then brought back under a new format with its now-famous new hosts, and Fifth Gear—despite the talents of Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Jonny Smith—never quite matched Top Gear’s insane stunts, massive budget or attention from all of car culture.

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Fifth Gear itself was also canceled in 2009, but then it came back in 2010. While there’s no official confirmation that the show is dead quite yet, I hope it has some life left in it somewhere. And if not, I wouldn’t mind seeing Tiff on Top Gear in place of certain other individuals who shall remain nameless here.

What was your favorite episode on Fifth Gear?

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