According to sources, the two planned Christmas specials have been shelved, with production aiming to start a new series for next spring.
However, the BBC has not disclosed how many episodes will be made for Series , which is expected to launch with former Friends star Matt LeBlanc at the helm following the departure of Chris Evans. LeBlanc is believed to be locked in negotiations with the BBC about a new deal.
Source and more: RadioTimes.com
The Top Gear Christmas specials might be axed, but Series 24 is currently slated to air in 2017.