BBC One’s top-rating motoring show Top Gear is going to be turned into a live event touring 15 countries.

The show’s presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are expected to host the British leg of the worldwide tour, while local hosts will front the show abroad, where it has a large fanbase.

It is being touted as a show that will ‘incorporate the drama of a film and theatre with the thrills and spills of the stunts and special effects’, according to the BBC, and it will visit Earls Court in London and Birmingham’s NEC later this year.

Adam Waddell, managing director of Top Gear, BBC Worldwide said: “Taking Top Gear Live on tour is tremendously exciting and ties in perfectly with our plans to reach out to audiences around the globe.”