'Top Gear' is to return to the BBC next May.

Top Gear host Chris Evans

Top Gear host Chris Evans

Chris Evans - who was announced as the new host after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for punching a producer earlier this year - has revealed the new revamped series will begin on Sunday May 8, 2016 on BBC Two.

The first episode will air a week after Chris and his team wrap filming on May 5.

The BBC Radio 2 DJ added that they've "already started making the films" but refused to reveal the identities of his co-hosts.

Speaking to James Martin on BBC One's 'Saturday Kitchen', he shared: "We're going to America to make our first inter-continental in January."

The new series of 'Top Gear' will be made up of 16 episodes while Evans has signed a three-year deal to front the show.

The 49-year-old presenter was recently spotted test driving a McLaren 650S Spider with Jenson Button for the upcoming series but the Formula 1 driver previously rubbished claims he's set to join the show on a permanent basis after signing a new deal with McLaren for next season.

Meanwhile, Clarkson and his former 'Top Gear' colleagues James May and Richard Hammond are set to host an all new car show on Amazon Prime.