SPOILER alert! Behind-the-scenes look at Top Gear's live road show rehearsals, with the gang driving vacuum cleaners, ironing boards… and even WASHING MACHINES
Eagerly anticipated Top Gear Live is back with a show in Amsterdam The motoring programme is broadcast in more than 100 countriesSeries 19 was another ratings success, taking the team around the world
22:34 GMT, 26 April 2013
12:54 GMT, 27 April 2013
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Top Gear Live, the world's biggest live car show is returning with all three of the show's popular presenters and some wacky vehicles to show their fans.
Promising as much automotive drama as the hit BBC2 programme, the live show that has played to sell out audiences on four continents has rolled into Amsterdam this weekend.
Legendary hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are seen adding their trademark humour, alongside some of the world's most expensive, most powerful and most absurdly modified cars in this behind-the-scenes look at their rehearsals.
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Peeking out: James May in a vehicle made of washing machines in one of his more unusual track performances
Friends reunited: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May during their rehearsal of Top Gear Live at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam
Larking about: Jeremy Clarkson in a homemade contraption at Top Gear Live this week
The trio are promising spectacular
stunts and exhilarating motoring sequences.
Customised DIY vehicles are set to play a big role in the show with innovative uses for ironing boards and washing machines.
Top Gear has is broadcast in more than 100 countries, claiming a global audience of 350 million.
Previous stunts include driving from Switzerland to Blackpool on a single tank of diesel and once tried to convert a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle.
In 2006 Hammond nearly died while
filming a stunt at Elvington airfield near York. A tyre on his dragster
burst at 288mph leaving him with a serious brain injury.
Is that a stage Top Gear Live! in Amsterdam
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Innovative: Richard Hammond demonstrating his own special use for ironing boards
Japes: Jeremy Clarkson on one of his trademark quirky challenges
The last series, now on its 19th run, saw the trio go on a road trip across the U.S., from the Nevada desert to the Mexican border in flashy cars.
The Top Gear team have already been to Sydney and Moscow with the tour this year, and will be heading to Durban in South Africa next in June for the Top Gear Festival.
Last year it was the second most watched programme on the iPlayer, beaten only by the Olympics.