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New trio look like they're going to get on fine. Provided they don't kill one another first. Prefer it to the last of the summer wine lot on Amazon.

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And another Top Gear I fell asleep in front of. It's me not the show, Sunday nights I'm knackered but I woke up to a montage of Chris Harris' high pitched giggling. Is that the series done? 6 episodes seems a little short. 

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Just now, JohnC said:

It was actually 5!

 

Really? That's even worse, and weren't a few of the features filmed a year or so ago? It was mentioned the race was done in 2017 and the Rolls today had a 67 plate on it. 

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Watched this by accident, it's just rubbish. Chris is such a bad presenter and any of the banter just feels forced.

 

Did like Rory and Matt though.

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42 minutes ago, SeanR said:

 

April first was 2 days ago?

ah fuck, really, thought it was real.

 

Update:  Can't find any other references to this so I guess I am a fool!

 

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Fairly blatant/cringey BBC News puff piece for the new series...

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48549960

 

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By the sounds of it, Take Me Out host McGuinness had good reason to believe he was getting the Top Gear job.

"I actually slept with the commissioner of BBC Two," he says - immediately proving he has the right sense of humour for the show.

 

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The show's core fanbase may feel the new presenter combo doesn't better the Clarkson era, but judging by the new footage, it's easily the best since then.

The chemistry between the three is instant. There is a friendly and jovial tone, which cleverly balances the show's trademark childish humour with serious motoring knowledge.

 

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To be a Top Gear presenter, points out Harris, "you need some basic skills".

"You need to be able to talk and drive at the same time - we've had presenters in the past that couldn't do that, it's a bit of a problem."

(We hope you've got a damp cloth nearby for that burn.)

 

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From what I've seen so far it looks like the best effort since the last of the summer wine lot were binned off.

 

People will moan that it 's too 'man show/ladish' people like my dad who probably yearn for the still twitching corpse of William Woolard banging on about the latest BL product and it's lavish use of hard wearing seat fabrics.

 

Looks like a decent attempt.

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Lads lads lads! Seems OK but having only one presenter who is knowledgeable about cars seems a bit restrictive. Can you imagine Freddy chewing over a feature about a historic car like May or Clarkson used to? 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Fletch said:

Lads lads lads! Seems OK but having only one presenter who is knowledgeable about cars seems a bit restrictive. Can you imagine Freddy chewing over a feature about a historic car like May or Clarkson used to? 

 

 

Do we know Flintoff and McGuiness aren't car fans and don't know anything about them?

 

Really enjoyed that, "just gonna adjust meself" :lol: I imagine they're gonna get complaints about bad language used pre-watershed.

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It's still not a patch on the Clarkson, May & Hammond era. Flintoff gets everywhere. He's like shit in a field, to quote Jim Royle. He really is the definition of "doing anything for a pound note", just like Scrotum Faced, Saggy Chopped, Bagpuss look a like Harry Redknapp.

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There will be  one episode where they jump a car ( or something ) off a massive ramp and blow it up, they were filming over on the old airbase where my office is, bastads scared the fuck out of me on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks back by exploding whatever it was, bellends.

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I think alot of people forget alot of the shit stuff Clarkson and co actually put out. The transit/hovercraft? The India Special? The "carwash fire", the jingoistic beach landing in a Vauxhall

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8 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

There will be  one episode where they jump a car ( or something ) off a massive ramp and blow it up, they were filming over on the old airbase where my office is, bastads scared the fuck out of me on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks back by exploding whatever it was, bellends.

 

Excuse the car related pun...but...you know...

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52 minutes ago, wev said:

Do we know Flintoff and McGuiness aren't car fans and don't know anything about them?

 

Really enjoyed that, "just gonna adjust meself" :lol: I imagine they're gonna get complaints about bad language used pre-watershed.

 

We do know they're not motoring journalists, but blokes who like cars and there's a big difference. It was OK but I don't think we'll see any of the more serious features that we had in the past. I may be wrong but I reckon it'll be a series of capers and lads. 

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Hang on a minute, two blokes who's first cars were a Porsche boxster and a mark 2 escort?

 

Course, they know fuck all about cars!

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