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Thomas Erdos, the new Stig?

It would be ironic, perhaps, if Thomas Erdos should become the new Stig, having partnered Ben Collins in the RML AD Group LMP2 programme for the past two seasons, so relax – it isn’t about to happen. However, the two-times class winner at Le Mans has bagged himself a new role as chief test driver for a new motoring programme that will hit the screen next month.

Urban Life Motoring will be broadcast weekly on Sky, Freesat and Real Digital channels from early April, and will see the Brazilian co-presenting the programme – as himself – alongside George Layton (Doctor in the House, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and, more recently, Eastenders) and Danielle Christie (The Garage and Revved Up).

Urban Life Motoring with Thomas Erdos
Danielle Christie, Thomas Erdos and George Layton

Urban Life Motoring is being billed as a show for serious “petrol heads”, with an emphasis on fast and luxurious cars from the higher end of the market – both prestige as well as sporting. There will also be features and test drives of classic cars, car events, automotive news, motorsport, and behind-the-scenes investigations into the car industry.

Tommy’s role will be to carry out in-depth track and road tests on some of the latest high-end performance cars, as well as introducing celebrities and famous faces to examples of the latest crop of exotic machinery to come from the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley and Maserati.

The call to arms for Tommy came rather suddenly, and he was whisked off to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, off Bond Street, for the launch a couple of weeks ago. “It all seems a bit surreal at the moment,” he admitted. “We start shooting any day now. The Noble M600 will be the first car for me to test, and that will take place on the 27th March, and there's a classic F1 car on the schedule for later in the series, as well as one of the new Maclarens. It’s quite exciting, and a great opportunity for me.”

The trio of presenters will also be visiting most of the major shows and events, as well as reporting on the big news items from the world of cars and motorsport.

The first hour-long episode will air in the middle of April. This year 31 episodes will be broadcast and from next year this will increase to 46. Full schedule for the programmes can be viewed on Zapaday.

Anyone interested in following the series more closely can visit the website, subscribe to the Urban Life Motoring Youtube channel or follow on Facebook.

About Urban Life

Urban Life Motoring is an offshoot of the Urban Life luxury lifestyle magazine published quarterly and distributed free in the London area. The magazine regularly covers a wide range of topics, from fashion, health & beauty and travel, to jewellery, property and interior design. Motoring is one of the magazines growth areas at the moment, and the launch of the TV series ties in with new magazine features and reviews. Further information and on-line copies of the the magazine are available at the magazine’s website: Urban Life Magazine.

Team News

Thomas Erdos to co-present
Urban Life Motoring TV Show

Released March 17th 2012

Urban Life Motoring with Thomas Erdos







George ayton, Urban Life Motoring

George Layton


Danielle Christie, Urban Life Motoring

Danielle Christie





Urban Life Motoring with Thomas Erdos

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