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Brekkie26,521 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
He's pretty much been a lamb to the slaughter and it better off out of there. Can't understand why the BBC held it back so long that the bulk of the series ended up going out against the football - had they begun it early May, or if not really held it back until July, it would have had a better shot.


Anyhow history shows with revamps how there is often an awkward transition period which time often forgets and there does seem to be a decent team there beyond Chris which if given chance really could make their mark.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Inspector Sands10,301 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Anyhow history shows with revamps how there is often an awkward transition period which time often forgets and there does seem to be a decent team there beyond Chris which if given chance really could make their mark.

Yes, Chris is basically the Jason Dawe of this version.

They need to get rid of Eddie Jordan too, he only ever seemed to be used as a bit of a stooge and had nothing really to contribute.

The rest of the on air team were good, though I took a bit of a while to get used to Matt
madmusician718 posts since 2 Jun 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
I think actually Rory Reid should be doing the main 'presenter-y' stuff for the next series. He's the nearest thing they've got to an experienced TV presenter (rather than car reviewer, which is where I'd place Harris, and LeBlanc is an actor rather than a presenter) and he showed on Extra Gear that he could handle the celeb interviews no problem.

A main trio of Reid, LeBlanc and Harris would be no bad thing, with the odd guest appearances of Schmitz and Jordan, plus a bit of Jensen Button, could be excellent. It'll be interesting to see how it develops.
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Steve in Pudsey7,754 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The press are once again assuming a lot of power tipping the Brexit result and killing the new Top Gear.


There is certainly a conspiracy theory that by standing down from Top Gear he's made sure that the headlines are about Top Gear rather than certain allegations (and I stress, they are only allegations) that have been reported today.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3673722/Police-CONFIRM-investigating-Chris-Evans-allegations-sexually-assaulted-woman-1990s.html
Write that down in your copybook now.
Larry the Loafer4,028 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
The press are once again assuming a lot of power tipping the Brexit result and killing the new Top Gear.


There is certainly a conspiracy theory that by standing down from Top Gear he's made sure that the headlines are about Top Gear rather than certain allegations (and I stress, they are only allegations) that have been reported today.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3673722/Police-CONFIRM-investigating-Chris-Evans-allegations-sexually-assaulted-woman-1990s.html


Which, once again, begs the question - why are they dragging his name through the mud when it's nothing more than an investigation. Didn't we learn nothing from Cliff Richard?
Toby Lerone
UTV Newsline


DigitalSpy say different
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/top-gear/news/a800464/chris-evans-actually-turned-down-more-tfi-friday-last-year-and-hasnt-been-in-talks-since/
madmusician718 posts since 2 Jun 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
The more I think about it, the more I think that, should New Top Gear get some success in series 2 and beyond, Evans will be owed a lot for that. He was a lightning rod for the hate and actually assembled the new on-screen team that will now take the show forward. He's a savvy man and he knows that by stepping away from the show himself, it now has a chance to succeed and step out of Clarkson's shadow. The press have got their victory, and many of those who didn't like Evans' style will be saying 'it's still not perfect, but it's better than it was with Evans'.

Clearly the press can just write any old **** whether or not it's true - they've been doing a hatchet job on Evans ever since he took the Top Gear gig, and it sounds like this TFI story is a complete fabrication (just as that story about him shouting at someone for so long at Radio 2 that an engineer had to intervene was bollocks).