More Top Gear Drama: Has Matt Le Blanc Threatened To Quit?

The Top Gear reboot has come under almost as much public criticism as the EU referendum and the latest rumour is that former Friends star, Matt Le Blanc, is not a happy bunny.


Amidst all the poor reviews and plummeting ratings, it seemed that fans of the car show actually quite liked the partnership of Matt and co-host Chris Evans. But reports say that off-screen all is not well and that Matt has threatened to QUIT if Chris isn’t sacked off.

A source told The Sun: “The team does not gel at all, and the atmosphere between the presenters is decidedly frosty. It’s very much a picture of him – Chris – and them.

“Matt has already indicated that he won’t continue on any further series if Chris remains a part of it. And he is far from the only one who isn’t happy.”


Representatives of the show have insisted that there is no truth to the rumours and it’s thought that Matt has actually signed up for two more series already.

A spokesperson for Matt told the paper: “Nothing has been discussed or decided.”

Meanwhile, BBC boss Alan Tyler has insisted that he is happy with the way the show is performing.

“We are four episodes into the new Top Gear era with its new presenting line up, and remain really pleased with the way the series is performing.

“[Sunday] night’s episode was another great watch and yet again was easily the biggest show of the day on BBC Two. 


“Being up against a major sporting event is always tough and that is partly why the series is performing so brilliantly on catch up and BBC iPlayer.

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