Johnny Vegas to appear in Top Gear rival | Comic set for ITV's The Drive

Johnny Vegas to appear in Top Gear rival

Comic set for ITV's The Drive

Johnny Vegas is to appear in a new ITV motoring show to rival the BBC's relaunched Top Gear.

He is one of the celebrities taking part in The Drive, as they compete in a knockout competition, building to a final that will involve a race with Formula 4000 racing car.

The format has been likened to Top Gear's 'star in a reasonably-priced car' segment, which Vegas has previously taken part in… despite not having a driving licence at the time.

Also appearing in The Drive are Louis Walsh, Mariella Frostrup, Angus Deayton, weather presenter Laura Tobin, Johnny Vegas, musicians Professor Green and Ella Eyre and former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson

The five-part show, to air sometime early this year, will be hosted by Vernon Kay with former professional driver Jason Plato.

Kay said: 'Everyone thinks they can drive – but can they? This show will test not only their skills behind the wheel, but also how they control their fear.'

Here's Vegas on Top Gear in 2003:

Published: 14 Jan 2016

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