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UBox556 posts since 31 May 2015
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
Critique2,922 posts since 9 Aug 2009
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.
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VMPhil7,845 posts since 31 Mar 2005
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.
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Hatton Cross2,388 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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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Inspector Sands11,248 posts since 25 Aug 2004
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