from The UK Telegraph:
Top Gear is aimed at viewers 'with a mental age of nine'
Top Gear is aimed at viewers with a mental age of nine, to provide escapism from the trials of modern life for middle-aged men, its executive producer has admitted.
Andy Wilman, who has worked on the show for all of its 21 series, said it provided "an hour a week where absolutely nothing is achieved, but the path to nine-year-old escapism is briefly lit up".
He added the next episodes will see the three presenters "maturing" physically, but vowed it would not be "grown up" in content.
He told Radio Times magazine he had pondered the issue after being asked whether the 21st season of the show would mark a point at which it finally came of age.
He disclosed he had examined the content of upcoming episodes, only to find "almost everything we’d filmed was, once again, aimed at people with a mental age of nine".