Top Gear hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc binge on KFC during filming


Sources from the set of Top Gear have suggested BBC bosses are worried that new Top Gear presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc have been feasting on far too much takeaway food since they started filming. They’ve been bonding over their mutual love of fast food, but insiders have raised concerns they might be taking it a bit too far.

Evans and LeBlanc ordered KFC more than a dozen times on set in Blackpool and Liverpool recently, and also had burgers, ice cream and fish and chips brought in to eat during their breaks. They’ve also been indulging on crisps, cakes and plenty of soft drink not only on set, but also while out and about promoting the BBC programme.

A source revealed: “Chris and Matt are getting on like a house on fire, which is really great for the show. However, a lot of this bonding seems to be over unhealthy food. They both have big appetites and haven’t been holding back with meals or snacks. Some people have been joking that they won’t be able to fit in the cars if they carry on at this rate.”

LeBlanc has previously admitted he struggles with his weight, and even used his real life experience for inspiration when playing himself in the sitcom Episodes. In 2014 he said: “The stuff we did last year about me getting overweight – that all really happened.” He also admitted being branded ‘Fatt Le Blanc’ in America “stung.’

Meanwhile Evans, whose weight has also fluctuated since he found fame on the The Big Breakfast in the Nineties, has previously confessed to evening binges. “I know it’s very bad but I love my food at night,” he said.

The BBC declined to comment on the eating habits of both presenters.