The twenty-fourth sequence of Prime Gear started broadcasting on BBC Two and BBC Two HD on 5 March 2017, operating for seven weekly episodes. It’s the first sequence to function Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid because the three principal hosts, following the departure of sequence 23’s lead host, Chris Evans.
Collection 23 of Prime Gear obtained blended suggestions from critics and viewers. Whereas Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid have been typically nicely appreciated, Chris Evans was harshly criticised for being loud and for his lack of chemistry with LeBlanc. Criticism additionally centered on the present’s sluggish tempo, the dearth of humour within the viewers segments, and the overly lengthy “Star within the Rallycross Automotive” section. Newspaper articles additionally indicated that the present struggled with viewing figures partly due to its broadcast time reverse the UEFA Euro 2016 championships. On four July 2016, following the sequence finale, Evans introduced that he can be leaving the programme, having solely offered six episodes. In a press release launched through the BBC, he acknowledged how he had completed his greatest, including: “I’ve by no means labored with a extra dedicated and pushed workforce than the workforce I’ve labored with during the last 12 months.”