New Top Gear CONTINUES to just have bad news after bad news come out of the camp. First it was Evans puking, then Cenotaph fiasco, then it was Evans is a control freak and works only 4 hours a day. Now we’re getting word that Matt LeBlanc and Evans are not on speaking terms.
It just continues to rain down bad juju on the TG brand after the Clarkson, Hammond, and May departures after over 20 seasons on the air. This news, however, comes as the show hasn’t even aired a single episode. Apparently, this stems back to the Cenotaph stunt and that Evans did not take too kindly to LeBlanc’s stunt saying it’s damaged the brand.
Radio 2 host Chris – who never wanted him on board – blames Matt, 48, for last month’s war memorial filming becoming a PR disaster. A source said: “Matt was never Chris’s choice — it was a decision forced upon him to attract the US market
“He accepted it and was desperate to strike up a bond when they were filming, but the spark just wasn’t there. Since the Cenotaph, their relationship’s deteriorated. Chris thinks Matt severely damaged the brand.
“Behind the scenes it’s very frosty between them.
Chris, 50, has been dogged by problems since taking on the motoring show last June.
The source added: “Chris has been a nightmare on set. His controlling nature has got people’s backs up.”
A Top Gear spokesman declined to comment.
Now, we should take this all with a grain of salt as The Sun has the journalistic integrity of a used wet nap, but all this controversy covered by everyone and all these rumors can’t just be started for no reason. Especially given the plethora and diversity of them all. If this was from just one source about the same topic over and over, we’d be more inclined to brush it off.
This seems all too real to us so far. New episodes will air in May and we’ll be watching to see if this new iteration will be any good or a massive cluster F. As of now, we’re thinking the latter and can’t wait to see the train wreck.
(Source: The Sun)