A candid reply from Jeremy Clarkson on Twitter has stated that Top Gear Series 22 will return to our screens in December with 13 episodes!
We’re still going to wait for official confirmation from the BBC before updating our countdown timers though. Jeremy made a similar tweet regarding the start date of Series 21 and ended up being out by more than two months.
There’s also a chance that the “13 episodes” may in fact be for the entire year – perhaps with 7 episodes airing for Series 22 and the remaining 6 airing later in 2015, for what would be Series 23. We’ll all have to wait and find out.
In the mean time if you’re looking for spoilers, check out the Series 22 Sightings & Spoilers post.
Edit: The air date has now been confirmed!
One thing I do know is the Top Gear festival in Sydney is later than usual. In the past the Winter series has ended and then Clarkson and May have gone to Sydney to run it/attend the start of the F1 season in Melbourne.
This may suggest there will in fact be 13 episodes since they will be required to film the episodes weekly…