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Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has said that the show is aimed at those with a mental age of 9.

Wilman - who has worked on the BBC Two show for all 21 series - explained that it provided "an hour a week where absolutely nothing is achieved, but the path to 9-year-old escapism is briefly lit up".

He told Radio Times that the next series will not see presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond "grow up".

When asked if the show may start maturing, he stated that after looking at the upcoming episodes, "almost everything we'd filmed was, once again, aimed at people with a mental age of 9".

He said: "I gave that last point some thought and quickly realised that it was too important to mess around with.

"If you're actually 9, you need something to watch that isn't a computer screen. And if you're 29, 39 or 59, part of your »

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