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New look Top Gear

with Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, et al . . . (May 2016)

JC
JCB
There's already a nod to Clarkson's delivery in the intro. I can hear the angry Twitterati typing right now.


With this, the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot and a women running for US presidency I think Twitter might just implode before 2016 ends. There's only so much change angry, insular, men can take.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
It's interesting how much actually hasn't changed. I imagine a lot of regular viewers will be happy with this.

Wonder if, as they gain more confidence over the weeks, they'll start putting their own touches on.
UB
UBox Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It's interesting how much actually hasn't changed. I imagine a lot of regular viewers will be happy with this.


Got to agree, it's better than I was expecting already. Haven't ever really been a fan of Evans. Main niggle so far is him trying to do the Clarkson style jokes in the opening sequence. I think they should drop that
BA
bazinga STV Central Reporting Scotland
Chris Evans is awful. That's about it really.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Chris's presenting style in the studio links is starting to seem forced and unnaturally jolly, almost as if he's rubbing it in to somebody that he got the gig.
CR
Critique Anglia (East) Look East
The visual style of the show is pretty much unchanged, which considering how good it was is nice to see. But as already said, the show itself is quite strange in that they've left enough of old Top Gear in to make it recognisable as Top Gear (just about), and changed an awful lot of stuff.
623058: it just seems like your an mp3 whore
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Chemistry between Chris and Matt in the studio isn't there yet (if ever) but Matt's great. Chris has always been a marmite person, but he needs to calm down a bit.

Gordon Ramsay and Jesse Eisenberg - odd combo to start the series off with.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
So, they've got rid of the news section - which stops the slew of 'Why is Evans trying to be Clarkson?' comments - and yet, the Matt LeBlanc nomad off road film, could have basically been shot and scripted for Richard Hammond.

But, despite my mind wandering off to wonder who is providing the studio ob cameras, and if the screen facing the interview area, was a proper led screen, or keyed in post- post - it's Top Gear, but with a slightly new paint job, however you can still see the old colours in the rust marks around the old drivers door.
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LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
The news section has been relegated to "Extra Gear" which resides on BBC Three, and is presented by the one of the relatively unknown presenting team.

Nice little cameo there from Gladiators' John Andersen too.
:-(
A former member
If that is the case you have to wonder what 15mins content will be dropped for the international/ DAVE version?
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
"We can cut that out" already appears to be this incarnations reoccurring "still, could be worse"...
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IS
Inspector Sands
The news section has been relegated to "Extra Gear" which resides on BBC Three, and is presented by the one of the relatively unknown presenting team.

Which makes sense when you consider that the 'news' section was normally cut out of the version sold to other countries because it's topical (well mostly it was).

I would have thought that Extra Gear will also be shown abroad but not go into 'syndication' as the yanks call it

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