Whether Top Gear will ever return to its former glory when Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May fronted the show is another story. The show struggled to rake in two million viewers after Jez and his crew left but Harris insisted it is more focused on the cars than its stars now and ratings are going up because without Chris Evans, the cars come first.
According to Jeremy Clarkson, it’s because it made all those balding, middle-aged blokes watching at home feel better about their bad teeth expanding waistlines. “What worries me most is that everyone is expecting Avengers Assemble, that people think we’ve made something between the new Star Wars movie and Iron Man. “It is just three middle-aged men doing what they’ve always done – drive cars around corners, shout, fall over, belittle each other, bicker.
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You’d think that Matt LeBlanc would be the first person to find out he’s got to shoulder the responsibility for the ailing Top Gear brand on his own, wouldn’t you? Since Evans’ departure, LeBlanc has been brought back to present the next series of the show – after many fans decided he was one of the few good things about the show’s post-Clarkson reboot.
Evans, 49, branded predecessors Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond as comparable to ‘Zippy, Bungle and George’ – characters from kids’ series Rainbow – in a rant defending his version of the programme. The DJ, above filming the new series, added in his Mail On Sunday column he planned to rename Top Gear That Car Show if Clarkson and Co had kept the old title. It’s been reported Evans has been so dictatorial in the lead up to the launch of the new Top Gear his behavior was the reason for the early exits of producer Lisa Clark and script editor Tom Ford.
Thousands of social media users utilized their 140 characters to congratulate Matt LeBlanc as news broke yesterday that he was joining BBC’s Top Gear – but former presenter Jeremy Clarkson ignored the trend. In fact, while Matt LeBlanc and the Top Gear team celebrated with a round of drinks, Jeremy Clarkson was rubbing shoulders with… the police. The 55-year old shared a photo on Twitter of a car pulled over, while officers appeared to take the drivers details.
There’s no denying that Top Gear bosses had quite a difficult 2015 when their hit BBC Two programme was thrown into chaos after host Jeremy Clarkson reportedly punched a producer in the face following a “fracas” over a cold meat platter. With the Beeb left with no choice but to sack the star, co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May also left and producers had to find themselves a brand new host to carry the show. 49-year-old Chris Evans was the lucky one to nab the prestigious role, and now he admits that when he first joined Top Gear the atmosphere in the office “felt like Armageddon”.
The producer at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear dismissal is planning to sue the presenter ‘for racial discrimination’ according to new reports. Copyright: [Wenn] The TV host’s lawyers today attended hearing with Oisin Tymon’s legal team at a London employment tribunal. Jeremy is believed to have called Oisin Tymon a ‘lazy Irish c***’ before he launched the unproved attack. I’m going to make sure you will not have a job.” Copyright: [Wenn] Paul Daniels, an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon admitted recently: “We are assisting Oisin Tymon in relation to incidents occurring during his employment with the BBC.