Chris Evans: I have aged ‘a thousand years’ since joining Top Gear


Chris Evans feels like he has aged “a thousand years” during his first 10 months as a Top Gear presenter, he said. Writing in Top Gear Magazine, Chris said: “I have never experienced anything in my career that comes close to what it’s like to make a single film for Top Gear, let alone a whole hour show … let alone a whole series.”

Ahead of the Top Gear Series 23 debut on May 29th, he wrote: “There’s nothing left for us to be nervous about, we’ve each aged a thousand years in the past 10 months. We’re done. There’s nothing we can do now except sit back and enjoy our favourite show.”

In the magazine article, Evans also wrote that filming Top Gear was almost like making a James Bond movie. “There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world of TV. Every scene could be from a movie, every moment teetering on the brink somewhere between disaster and triumph,” he wrote. “The vast majority of television I have been involved with in the past has been much more ‘of the moment’, more disposable if you like, as well as being usually live or ‘as live’. All of which is so NOT Top Gear. TG is more akin to a Bond movie. By the time each episode is broadcast, 95 per cent of its content will have been edited to within an inch of its life to be tighter, brighter and jump off the screen and down your throat.”

The BBC recently announced that Top Gear would return to our screens on May 29th, after being pushed back twice from its original May 8th launch date due to scheduling conflicts.