Number one highlight – no Jeremy Clarkson.
Relax, we’re just having a little fun, the new Top Gear airing over the weekend to decidedly mixed reviews.
Host Chris Evans wasn’t spared abuse, the ginger ninja being labelled ‘cringe’ and a ‘poor man’s Clarkson’. Before we delve deeper into all that though, let’s run through what the team was up to via the Daily Mail:
During the first episode, Evans, 50, visited a US Naval Base – better known as the home of Top Gun – where he raced a Dodge Viper ACR against a Corvette Z06 driven by German driver Sabine Schmitz.
LeBlanc, who is the first non-British host in the programme’s 39-year history, went for a spin through the Moroccan desert in an Ariel Nomad.
The pair also braved the cold British weather as they raced from London to Blackpool in roofless Reliant Rialtos, and welcomed celebrity guests Gordon Ramsay and Jesse Eisenberg who took part in the new Star In A Rallycross Car part of the show.
Gordon Ramsay – well at least they had someone on the show with a potty mouth and a massively inflated sense of self worth, who needs Jeremy?
Right, let’s get to the fun bit where social media tears the show apart:
One tweeter, named Ali, wrote: ‘The new #TopGear is so cringe. Why does Chris Evans put on a weird cinematic voice’…
Tweeter Ben Pearson said the new version was ‘exactly the same without the banter or charisma’.
Danny Cohen, the BBC’s former director of television and the man who sacked Clarkson, was trolled by disgruntled viewers during the broadcast.
One said: ‘@JeremyClarkson it is safe to say that @DannyCohen has now made top gear into flop gear! What an absolute pile of s**t!!’
I’m sure some folks will still love it, and others will bemoan the loss of the three gents who made the show famous in the first place.
My life will not change in the least.
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