Well, here’s some surprising news: the BBC’s commercial arm reports that, despite the revamped Top Gear’s very negative ratings in the UK, the show was quite well-received internationally.
Two junior presenters will be promoted, a celebrity road trip feature will be added and a host of production staff will be shuffled around for the next series of Top Gear, reports The Daily Telegraph. A BBC document The Telegraph obtained shows just how hard BBC is trying to move on from Top Gear’s unloved relaunch.
When the BBC revealed the six new hosts for the revamped Top Gear, it was exciting for a couple of reasons: First, it meant that the show would go on. Second, it provided a quenching and much needed splash of diversity in race, gender and economic background to the show that is, for better or worse, at the forefront…
Series 23 of Top Gear is over after six episodes. Chris Evans is gone. Chris Harris and Rory Reid are the stand-out favorites. Matt LeBlanc was somewhat of a surprise. Filming on Series 24 starts this September, so until then, let’s discuss the best aspects of the now Old-New-New Top Gear.
Following Chris Evans’ resignation from Top Gear, it does not seem that there will be a replacement host for the motoring show.
Things have gone from bad to extremely worse for Chris Evans, who announced his resignation from Top Gear earlier today. That resignation came mere hours after London police confirmed Evans is being investigated for a reported sexual assault dating back to the 1990s.
Top Gear just wrapped its relaunched season, but wherever it goes from here, it will go without Chris Evans. The embattled and much-criticized host confirmed on Twitter today that he is stepping down from the show after just six episodes.
It’s been revealed that CHRIS HARRIS WASN’T A FAN OF THE ORIGINAL NSX. As you get over that, let’s discuss the rest of the finale of the first new-new Top Gear series.
BOARD UP WINDOWS, BUY EGGS BREAD MILK, ‘SHOCK CRISIS TALKS’ CONTINUING OVER TOP GEAR, NETANYAHU MEETING WITH ABBAS OVER EVANS, POSSIBLE DEAL TO BE STRUCK, RUMORS OF JESSE JACKSON INVOLVEMENT
Falling ratings of Top Gear have prompted the BBC to rethink how much screen time the various hosts get, as an unsourced article from The Telegraph reports. The result should be less Chris Evans and more Rory Reid and Chris Harris. I suppose it’d be more charitable to just say people want more Harris and Reid, but…
Chris Evans getting sick, Matt LeBlanc getting a tour of London in a Hoonstang, Chris Harris finally driving something, Sabine Schmitz finally driving something and Rory Reid finally driving something made for one of the best episodes of Top Gear in years.
The second episode of the new, rebooted Top Gear lost 1.6 million viewers over the premiere episode, but everything is fine!
Chris Evans, actor who plays Captain America in movies, is not Chris Evans, radio man who shouts on Top Gear. But thanks to their identical names and similar Twitter handles, people are tweeting horrible things at the former rather than the latter over the TV show. It’s pretty funny.
After Sunday’s Top Gear train wreck, host Chris Evans had a bit of a Twitter meltdown. He started citing weird statistics as if to prove that new Top Gear is better than old Top Gear, much in the same way that a trash fire is more popular than puppies. But it turns out that it actually wasn’t so popular after all.
Top Gear is back, and from what we’ve been hearing for months it sounds like we’ll get more of the same with some of the pieces shuffled around a bit, like your favorite childhood actor who’s had some work done. It’s the Jalopnik new-Top Gear liveblog!
I’m an enormous fan of the UK version of Top Gear and have seen every episode at least three times. After it was announced the show would return with a new cast, I was both hopeful and apprehensive to see what had happened to my beloved franchise. Now that I’ve seen the first episode, I think it might’ve been better…
By now millions of people in Europe will have seen the relaunched Top Gear on television, and probably millions more will have seen the show through... other means, not that I’m one to judge. Let’s talk about how it went.