BBC2 chief says latest incarnation of motoring show will retain some elements from predecessor, but changes include new supersized track in Surrey
The pressure on Chris Evans to give a knock out performance when he first presents Top Gear has risen ten-fold as it has been revealed the up-coming series will be broadcast live.
Previously, when Jeremy Clarkson and his side-kicks presented the hit BBC show, everything was filmed weeks in advance, with many shots going through numerous re-takes.
According to The Sun, the Radio 2 breakfast-show host believes broadcasting live will make everything "more exciting".
"Chris thinks his speciality is as a live broadcaster," Top Gear sources reportedly said. ?He always loved the buzz of TFI Friday going out live and likes the idea of bringing that to Top Gear.?
I can't believe this isn't getting more discussion. So, what was the point of auditioning other people, then?
Chris says some bullshit about
Top Gear's new format being a one man shownothing.
Half way through the article I started to feel dizzy like I did that one time I listened to his radio show and he was playing with the volume that made me want to punch him right in the face.
Top Gear is not a show that can be fronted by one person, it never has been and there is no reason to think it can now. There is a reason that they have sold the three presenter format around the world and that's because it works. More personally I and thousands of others out a lot of time and effort into writing and filming audition piece son the promise that there was a chance one of us might be lucky enough to get a chance to work on the show we love so much and ten weeks or so on from the closing date we get this. Even Clarkson for all his bombast and ego wasn't deluded enough to think he could carry the show on his own.I can't believe this isn't getting more discussion. So, what was the point of auditioning other people, then?
Is this is smart move, claiming (as he is) to avoid mimicking what came before, or is this the result of an out of control diva who can't play well with others?