Who is Top Gear host Chris Harris and is he married? – The Sun | The Sun

CHRIS Harris shot to fame when he landed the plum job of appearing on Top Gear.

But fans of the car show may wonder what he did before starring in the famous BBC TV series.

Who is Chris Harrison?

Chris, 47, was born on January 27, 1975 and is a journalist who has made a career in the automotive field as a writer, presenter and driver.

His writing credits start with Autocar magazine, where he climbed the ranks to 'road-test editor', writing opinion pieces and reviews on cars.

He has also appeared in a series of YouTube videos and created his own show Chris Harris on Cars, which was later bought and moved to the BBC's website.

Before moving over to the main programme, Chris and Rory Reid hosted the spin-off show of the main series, called Extra Gear.

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On top of his reviewing responsibilities, he also races – and has taken part in the Nurburgring 24 hours endurance test three times in 2010, 2015 and 2016.

However, his team had to pull out of the 2016 race after their car was wrecked in a practice round.

When did Chris Harris join Top Gear?

In February 2016, Harris officially joined the cast of Top Gear.

He served as a occasional presenter for Top Gear before he was promoted to a main presenter.

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Chris presented the series alongside co-hosts Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid.

He now hosts the show alongside Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness.

Is Chris Harris married?

Chris is reportedly married with three children although he likes to keep his personal life private.

Details of his marriage and family life remain unknown.

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