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Top Gear hasn’t had the smoothest of runs, even before the first episode was broadcast the newly revamped show was clouded in controversy, but now Chris Evans has been dealt another blow.
Following on from the slightly disappointing viewing figures for the opening episode, Sunday night’s (June 5) subsequent episode gave the team a chance to convert all of the naysayers, but – unfortunately – the public highlighted another major ‘flaw’.
While viewers were impressed with the second offering (on the whole), many still called for Chris Evans to be substituted, selecting Formula One driver Jenson Button as his replacement.
There is no denying that the Radio 2 DJ has a passion for cars, but viewers can’t seem to forgive his exuberant presenting style, with a rising decibel count offending their ears on a weekly basis.
Jenson Button made a guest appearance on the second episode of the popular motoring show, sitting in the passenger seat alongside Chris who was taking the swanky McLaren 675LT for a test drive.
The 50-year-old revved up the engine to its max speed, but soon regretted the decision as he started to feel a little worse for wear, forcing the auto racing champion to take the wheel.
He asked: “You alright Chris? Do you want to swap placed? Because I REALLY want to swap places!”
Shortly after Jenson took the driving responsibility from Chris, he transitioned into becoming the presenter of the segment, explaining the racing car’s features.
Viewers immediately expressed fondness over his style, taking to Twitter to voice their opinions and petition for a presenting switch-up.
Check out some of the comments below:
That awkward moment when the celebrity guest steals the spotlight from the show’s main presenter, eh?
Top Gear continues next Sunday (June 12) at 8pm on BBC Two.