There's Going To Be A Top Gear France Next Year

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Jeremy Clarkson, get ready to fire up your hardest-hitting nationalistic jokes: the new globe-sprawling Top Gear franchise is about to add a French branch.

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The Belfast Telegraph reports that BBC Worldwide Productions France will launch a Top Gear show in that country starting in the spring, and it will air on the RMC Decouverte channel, which already airs the popular British original version.

Wait, Top Gear is popular in France? I guess they don't take all the jokes to heart.

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As always, the most important part of the show is its three hosts, and in France the trio will be actor and comedian Philippe Lellouche, former Le Mans racer Bruce Jouanny, and magazine journalist Yann Larret-Menezo. I don't know any of them, really, but their mix of professions sounds like a solid one for the show.

Over the years Top Gear has added several international versions to varying degrees of success, including one here in the U.S., Russia, Australia and South Korea.

I'm still holding out for Top Gear North Korea, myself.

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It won't last long. Top Gear Germany will surpass them in the ratings, thus forcing their surrender.