Chris Harris's Biography

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Chris Harris joined Autocar magazine doing work experience, shortly after leaving University in the late 1990s.

He stayed at Autocar, and soon became road test editor.

Chris Harris left Autocar in 2008, and became a freelancer.

As well as working articles for magazines and websites, he presented motoring videos on YouTube, both for the /DRIVE channel and for his own channel, Chris Harris on Cars. At the time of writing (11 February 2016), his channel had over 336,000 subscribers.

Chris Harris has written for Evo magazine and websites such as Drivers Republic and Jalopnik.

It was for Jalopnik that he wrote “the ecstasy of driving a new Ferrari is now almost always eradicated by the pain of dealing with the organisation.”

This led to him being banned from driving Ferraris for two years.

As well as being a motoring journalist, Chris Harris is also a talented racing driver and in 2010 he came fourth at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

In February 2016, it was revealed that Chris Harris would be part of the Top Gear presenting team.

In July 2016, it was revealed that Chris Harris would host his own show Chris Harris on Cars on BBC America in the US and on the BBC Brit channel in Australia, south America, South Africa, Australia, Poland and Scandinavia.

In 2019, Chris Harris was joined by Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness as hosts of BBC's Top Gear.

In answer to a Radio Times questionnaire in March 2017, Chris Harris revealed:

His favourite car is the 1986 BMW M5.

The first car he owned was a mini.

He failed his first driving test in spectacular fashion, going the wrong way down a contraflow.

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