In January 2017 Visit Jersey reacted to a call out from BBC Worldwide requesting that destinations should get in touch if they would be interested in welcoming the successful French TV programme Top Gear France, now in its 4th series, to come and shoot in their country! The episode would be broadcasted during winter 2018 on the French National TV station RMC Découverte, and to the Belgian market through RTL.
Visit Jersey quickly responded securinged the opportunity to get Jersey on French National Television, with cast and crew booked to visit the island in June 2017.
Working closely with the production team, Visit Jersey arranged the shooting requirements co-ordinating with on-island partners. Staying at the Hotel de France for the duration of their shoot, the team captured scenes which included a dramatic police chase to recover a stolen trophy from The Mansell Collection.
The Top Gear France episode that features a segment on Jersey will be aired Wednesday 07 February to a predicted French audience of over 650,000. Following the broadcast, Visit Jersey will launch campaign activity which will welcome viewers to enter a competition with the opportunity to win an island break perfect for fans of the show.