Top Gear is allegedly banning same sex couples from its studio audience, dictating that all ticket bookings must have a 50/50 male to female split. The move has outraged fans of Richard Hammond's wardrobe.

The show's ticketing website states, "Each booking requires equal amounts of men to women, so please ensure that you have a 50/50 split of guys and gals in your party."

The BBC is adamant the rule isn't intended to be discriminatory, saying, "There is nothing sinister going on. Viewers don't want to just look at a load of ugly men."


But that's not enough for gay rights advocates. One such group, Stonewall, stated, "It's very odd, but what do you expect from pigs that grunt? Regrettably, with Jeremy Clarkson involved, it's not surprising. The show itself is full of stereotyping of both men and women." [via The Mirror]