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'Homeland' star Damian Lewis confirmed for 'Top Gear' appearance

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Homeland star Damian Lewis has been confirmed as a special guest for the 19th series of BBC Two's Top Gear.

The British actor, who won a Golden Globe for his role as Sergeant Nicholas Brody at the weekend, will take part in the show's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' feature.

Damian Lewis poses with the award for best performance by an actor in a television series – drama for “Homeland” backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Lewis will be interviewed by host Jeremy Clarkson and then take a drive on the Top Gear test track.

Previous celebrities who have impressed with top speeds on the show include Matt LeBlanc, Simon Cowell, Ellen MacArthur, Jimmy Carr, Rowan Atkinson and Michael Fassbender.

Top Gear: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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Top Gear returns for its 19th series on Sunday, January 27 at 8pm on BBC Two.

Features expected in the new series include a road trip across the US in the new SRT Viper, a Lexus LFA and an Aston Martin Vanquish, a race from Wembley to Milan to watch a football match, and James May rallying in a Bentley Continental GT, driven by ex-Mini WRC driver Kris Meeke.

There will also be an Africa special where Clarkson, Hammond and May buy a station wagon and have to drive to the source of the Nile.

Watch Matt LeBlanc's lap in the Reasonably Priced Car below:



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