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Evans and Top Gear

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MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 07:53:29

So, was TFI just a programme designed to let the viewing public know that Clarkson had given his blessing?

Heels99 Wed 17-Jun-15 07:57:35

Don't think that was main purpose of programme but certainly they took that opportunity

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 08:10:19

I read somewhere someone thought the whole programme was one great big audition!grin

Heels99 Wed 17-Jun-15 08:16:21

Don't think so, tfi was only broadcast Friday and negotiations for Evans to tske over top gear have been going on for months

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 08:26:21

Yes, but plans and rehearsals for TFI would also have been going on for ages!

I'm in the middle of the school run and missed his 'yarn'. So, what happened?

redshoeblueshoe Wed 17-Jun-15 08:29:40

Why would it be an audition ? You know what your getting with Evans, I always felt his immediate denial of being interested was I need to wait for the fuss to die down, before I can negotiate a big fat pay check

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 09:35:49

I think that's what's bugging me the most - his immediate denial of being interested when it first came up, followed by his expressions of, weeeell, maybe, but no no no no,' followed by, 'well, if they asked me...'

And I meant trailer, not audition.blush

redshoeblueshoe Wed 17-Jun-15 09:57:09

Well yes - trailer - interesting do you thing he will be able to choose his own guests maybe a certain Jeremy blokegrin

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 16:48:35

Evans talking now on R4, saying that he was only really offered it last Thursday...


IKnowIAmButWhatAreYou Wed 17-Jun-15 16:49:18

My biggest fear now is that they'll turn Top Gear into a car show.....

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 16:56:58

Especially if they actually do add a woman to the mix - I mean, she'll want to take it seriously an' everythin'...


Duckdeamon Wed 17-Jun-15 18:13:37

Sue Perkins for host!

MrsWembley Wed 17-Jun-15 18:54:40

Yes, exactly! She'll take it all soooo seriously and won't want to do any funny stuff with the others...


TheSkiingGardener Wed 17-Jun-15 19:02:25

Sue Perkins would be awesome. But it's all about the chemistry and you can't tell if that's going to work until they are on TV

BishopBrennansArse Wed 17-Jun-15 19:06:34

I have reservations.
If they're going for a completely different format then yes Chris Evans would be good. I really hope they don't try to replicate the Clarkson/Hammond/May 'formula' because that's just going to land flat on its arse anyway.

If they're going for an 'all new' pretty much different show same title then Chris Evans should be allowed to pick his own team, not adhere to bbc 'criteria filling' presenters. A show like this does need chemistry.

millionsmom Wed 17-Jun-15 19:12:31

All Chris Evans shows are just ego trips for him. He has to be the centre of attention, I don't think I'll be watching it past the third episode.

Cherrypie32 Thu 18-Jun-15 22:12:34

But Top Gear has been all about the presenters and not the cars for the last few years and in my mind an ego trip for all involved so no change there. As a true car enthusiast I think the show should become about the cars again.

redshoeblueshoe Thu 18-Jun-15 22:33:35

I'm watching Sky news paper preview ad the Sun says Clarkson was offered the job back before it was offered to Evans

hoobypickypicky Thu 18-Jun-15 22:45:53

It won't work. I'll give it one series and then die a death. No Clarkson = no Top Gear.

I'm a petrolhead so should be happy with the choice but I'm not. Top Gear isn't about the cars. It's about the personalities and the humour. Chris Evans might like and know his motors but a Clarkson he aint.

IKnowIAmButWhatAreYou Fri 19-Jun-15 08:49:33

As a true car enthusiast I think the show should become about the cars again.

5th Gear is for "true car enthusiasts", Top Gear appealed to many, many people - lots of whom had no interest in cars (like myself).

I always used the "serious" bit where they reviewed a car as an ad break & put the kettle on.....

InDespair Sat 20-Jun-15 17:44:41

Unless Sabine Schmit joins them then leave it to blokes to present!

For the sake of all this bloody 'not enough woman presenter' shit, theres plenty.

So then get a man to join loose women then!

Its all about the blokey banter isnt it? Sabine does it well while still being female IYKWIM.

Otherwise the Jodie Kidds et al are all flicky hair and pouting!

Having said aall that I wont be watching, cant stand Evans. Ill miss Stig though.

Catmint Sat 20-Jun-15 17:51:36

I think Jennifer Saunders would be excellent.

AdventureBe Sat 20-Jun-15 18:12:41

InDespair, Is Sabine Schmit the German driver they've had on quite a bit?

I opened the thread to say I hope it will be her. Very funny, never lets the men have the upper hand but also never lowers herself to their standards IYSWIM and all in a second language! Pretty talented driver too...

InDespair Sun 21-Jun-15 17:03:41


yes its the German woman.

and JS would be good actually too.

theyre women who can be one of the lads too.

someone like that, yes by all means.

still wont watch it thoug with Evans and his love of his own shouty ego in it.

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