Evans says Clarkson is a ‘hero’ whose Top Gear sacking was ‘bizarre’
New Top Gear host Chris Evans has hailed Jeremy Clarkson as a “hero” and described his sacking last year as bizarre. “If you look at the chronology of controversy of Top Gear over the last five or six years, it is bizarre that he went for losing his rag... Read more
Husband of ex-Top Gear producer Lisa Clark brands Chris Evans a ‘bully’
Just when it couldn’t get any worse, new Top Gear front-man Chris Evans is under fire again – only this time from ex-colleagues, including the husband of one of the show’s executives who quit after five months. Dan McGrath, who has worked with Evans on his BBC radio show,... Read more
Help us celebrate the Month of May
Join us in celebrating a true gentleman in the world of automotive journalism, James May. His floral shirts are infamous, his laugh is infectious, and he always likes to begin with “Hello”. We’re paying tribute to May for the entire month of May, and we’ll post up a new... Read more
BBC announces ‘Extra Gear’ – a Top Gear behind-the-scenes show
The BBC have announced today that the new series of Top Gear will be joined by a new spin-off show, Extra Gear. Filmed each week at the Top Gear studio immediately after the main show, Extra Gear will be presented by new Top Gear presenter Rory Reid, and will... Read more
‘Volatile’ Chris Evans upsets staff at BBC Radio 2
New Top Gear front-man Chris Evans has been labelled as being more volatile than his predecessor Jeremy Clarkson, according to an insider at the BBC. News has emerged that Evans upset staff at BBC Radio 2 this week, as he struggles to balance his Top Gear / breakfast radio... Read more
Top Gear Series 23 Teaser – Matt LeBlanc and the Ariel Nomad
Team Top Gear have released a new trailer for Series 23, which gives us a peek at a new segment where Matt LeBlanc meets the powerful, off-road-only Ariel Nomad. LeBlanc and the Nomad are set for an adventure through Morocco, and as you can see in the video below,... Read more
Brad Pitt in the Reasonably Priced Car for Top Gear relaunch
Brad Pitt has reportedly signed up to appear on the new series of Top Gear, after buddy Matt Le Blanc convinced him to take part. The two have been friends after they appeared alongside each other in… er, Friends. Pitt has given the green light to appear on Chris... Read more
10 early Top Gear episodes which all fans should watch
As someone who has been watching Top Gear from the very beginning, I can’t help but feel disappointed when I see fans of the show posting comments online saying things like “everything before Series 9 is shit”, or advising newcomers that “Top Gear is only good from Series 15... Read more
Tiff Needell: Chris Evans won’t be as successful as Clarkson
Former Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell has said that the new Chris Evans version of the show will never be as successful as Jeremy Clarkson’s. Needell, who co-presented Top Gear from 1987 until it was cancelled in 2001 (before being revived in 2002), said that the new-look show would... Read more
Top Gear launch could be pushed out to avoid Britain’s Got Talent
Chris Evans’ newly revamped version of Top Gear is on trajectory for a head-on collision with Britain’s Got Talent. The new Series 23 of Top Gear was originally scheduled to debut on May 8, but was pushed back a fortnight after filming ran behind schedule. However, the BBC might... Read more
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