Best known for being one of the hosts of BBC’s Top Gear (2017-), Chris Harris is an ex-racing driver, automotive journalist, and TV Presenter.
Chris has contributed numerous automobile-related pieces for publications, including Autocar and Jalopnik.
As well as being a BBC presenter, Chris Harris produces his own car series on YouTube, and the online review series Chris Harris Drives for topgear.com. He is a popular online figure, with over 1.7 million social media followers, plus two million views on YouTube alone.
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Whilst not a familiar figure, Chris Harris’ mother, Angela, was a Cypriot autocross racer, so Chris was exposed to cars from a young age. His first professional foray into the automotive industry was working for Autocar magazine, performing various menial tasks. But his hard work paid off, and he was promoted to an official road-test editor at the magazine, gaining recognition as an honest and knowledgeable automotive reviewer. He stayed at Autocar until 2008, when he co-founded the digital platform Drivers Republic. After trading for one year, the company shut down, and Chris went to work for Evo magazine as a reviewer.
Throughout his early journalism career, Chris was also a professional racing driver. He has driven cars, including a Porsche 911, a Renault Sport R.S. 01, Aston Martin Vantage GT12, and Jaguar E-Type. He has raced in global events, including the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2010 and 2015.
Since then, Chris has created his own successful YouTube series, Chris Harris on Cars, and episodes for /DRIVE’s channel, driving cars and providing honest reviews to their followers. In just two years, the videos had over 3.5 million views.
He is most familiar for his work on Top Gear. First appearing in 2016 as a regular guest, he was promoted to a main presenter alongside former cricketer Freddie Flintoff and presenter Paddy McGuinness. His public image has grown in popularity over the years and has seen him appear as a guest on programmes including Good Morning Britain (2018), The One Show (2018-2022), Insert Name Here (2019). Celebrity Juice (2020), This Morning (2020), Sunday Brunch (2021), and A Question of Sport (2021),
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