Back in 2008, the SBS had the deranged idea that they could take the Top Gear (UK) formula, throw terrible Australian presenters at it, and be flush with an instant hit. How wrong they were.
Both expectations and ratings started out high, and plummeted rapidly. The show even had a segment called "What were they thinking?". Inevitably, the SBS metaphorically placed a "Top Gear Australia" card onto their "What were they thinking?" board, by canning the show and selling it to Channel Nine.
Well, it's back. Yes, Channel Nine commences filming the studio audience on 25 August. And yes, Steve Pizzati is back, along with "that toilet guy", Kenny.
What were they thinking?