Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson with Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson

Been hankering for a little British car show action? So have we. But it looks like we've got a few months to go until our favorite shows from the Beeb return with new episodes.

After having been spied filming a segment atop an active volcano in Iceland, Top Gear is – according to its own magazine – confirmed to begin airing its latest season this coming June. (In the meantime we can wish Jeremy Clarkson a happy 50th birthday, which he celebrated on Sunday.)

The Top Gear scheduling was rather expected, but it now appears that some setbacks have forced rival program Fifth Gear to be delayed until the same month. The troubled show was expected to air its new season – with a new format and two fewer hosts – later this month, but according to an entry on anchor Tiff Needell's Twitter page, the impending British elections have forced a schedule change. So come June, it looks like we'll be knickers-deep in British motoring television, but we'll just have to sit tight until then.

[Source: FinalGear.com]