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    TOP Gear Australia presenter Charlie Cox is leaving the SBS show to return to Britain.
    He will be replaced by jazz musician and former car show host James Morrison next year, SBS announced.

    Cox, who presented the first series with Steve Pizzati and Warren Brown, said he couldn't give enough time to the show due to business commitments.

    "My time on Top Gear Australia was very special and it was a fantastic opportunity to be part of launching an extraordinary series," Cox said.

    "Sadly, though, I've lived in the UK for the past 19 years and I'm not able to give the time I want to series two.

    "It seems best to leave the show and I wish James all the best in joining the two best blokes in Australian television, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati."

    Top Gear Australia, the first original version outside Britain, premiered in September with mediocre ratings.

    Morrison, a legendary trumpeter and former Behind The Wheel host, said he was "thrilled" to be joining the team.

    "I don't want to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet ... but I think series two is going to be bigger and better than ever. I just hope some of the challenges include playing a chorus of the blues," he said.

    SBS wished Cox well and welcomed Morrison aboard.

    "James brings with him a deep love of cars, a huge personality and a strong sense of fun - a perfect complement to Warren and Steve," SBS content director Matt Campbell said.
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    james morrison is actually pretty funny, even if he is a jazz musican..

    Hopefully next season they take their own direction instead of trying to copy the UK!
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    mehhh to aus top gear

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    If they want to create some intrest in aus, They need to get involved in public car events like hit up drift days and host at summernats and do in car skid cam's haha that'd get kents interested .

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    uk top gear is the shizz..

    only hate when they have those shithouse episodes

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    Charlie was the one i hated the most. It'll still probably be shit though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE86R View Post
    uk top gear is the shizz..

    only hate when they have those shithouse episodes
    UK top gear has no shit episodes...ever....

    and im spewing that they are even making season 2 of aus top gear.

    WORST SHOW ON TV!!!!!!

    i have already got all of season 12 downloaded

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    james morrison is good.....i mean....real good......at music

    saw him perform at australian gospel music festival a few years ago...unbeliveable musician...

    but on a car show? mmmmm....see how it goes i guess.

    it can only make it better

    in other news.....i just watched ep7 of seas12 of uk topgear

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    Quote Originally Posted by slide86 View Post
    UK top gear has no shit episodes...ever....

    and im spewing that they are even making season 2 of aus top gear.

    WORST SHOW ON TV!!!!!!

    i have already got all of season 12 downloaded
    oh i love the internetz!

    but yeah, i havent watched any more than 2 episodes of TG:A as its just plain shithouse.

    only thing we can't beat the poms at
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