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Presenters hit Top Gear on island
Top Gear presenters (left to right) Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond
All three Top Gear presenters will be filming for the new series
Roads on the Isle of Man will be closed next week to allow presenters from BBC Two's Top Gear to take three sports cars for a spin.

All three of the programme's stars - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - will be filming on the island between Tuesday and Thursday.

They will be reviewing three high performance cars for the new series to be shown later in the year.

Executive producer Andy Wilman said: "We love the Isle of Man."

He added: "The roads are stunning and the opportunity to grab a few hours to film on them in complete safety will allow us to make some fantastic television and hopefully do the locations proud."

The Mountain road between Ramsey Hairpin and the Bungalow will be closed between 0930 BST and 1530 BST on Tuesday.

The Sloc Road and Marine Drive, Douglas, will also be closed for certain periods between Tuesday and Thursday.

Tourism minister David Cretney said the publicity the programme will create in the UK would benefit the island.

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