Rory Reid is a television presenter specialising in motoring and technology. He has presented on Sky Television‘s Gadget Geeks, CNET‘s Car Tech channel and on the YouTube car channel Fast, Furious & Funny. He was editor-in-chief for the website Recombu and has worked on BBC Radio 5 Live‘s Saturday Edition as a technology journalist. In February 2016, Chris Evans announced that Reid would be one of the new Top Gear presenters on the revamped show after winning a BBC open audition. He was also co-presenter on the Top Gear spin-off Extra Gear with Chris Harris for the shows first series. After Evans resigned he was promoted to one of the main co-hosts of Top Gear alongside Harris and Matt LeBlanc.
Reid was the editor-in-chief for the Recombu website and continues to work for them as a ‘brand ambassador’. He has also written for the website Cnet UK. Reid was a presenter on Sky TV‘s Gadget Geeks in 2012, reviewing gadgets and technology. He also launched and presented CNET‘s Car Tech channel and worked on BBC Radio 5‘s Saturday Edition as a technology expert. Reid is a presenter on the YouTube channel Fast, Furious & Funny which features ‘high octane car action‘, pranks and celebrity guests.
On 11 February 2016, during his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans announced that Reid will be one of the new presenters on Top Gear, joining Evans, Matt LeBlanc, The Stig, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan. During his first series, Reid had a supporting role to the main presenters on the show but was named as one of three co-hosts for the 24th series along with LeBlanc and Harris. Reid won his place on the show after submitting a thirty-second audition video to a BBC open audition for the role.
In April 2016, it was announced that Reid will also present Top Gear’s new sister show Extra Gear along with Harris. The pair presented the show for its first series, with comedian George Lewis replacing them as the main presenter for the second series.
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