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  • JulianA
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    Well there’s a surprise – methought he did protest too much that he wasn’t going to do it!

    iolo
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    Replacing one arsehole with another. Well done BBC.

    barkm
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    virtually confirmed it on tfi, not really a surprise.
    May work, depends who the others are.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    What are the odds on Jason Plato joining him?

    dirtyrider
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    good

    the old format was unbelievably stale and achingly scripted/cringeworthy (not in a good way)

    awh
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    I thought Plato was one of the drivers they use for the Stig already!

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I thought Plato was one of the drivers they use for the Stig already!

    Then he already knows where the studio is.

    chewkw
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    The rich getting richer …

    There are so many people in UK and the BBC have to choose this bloke.

    Those at BBC are really bunch of jobworth a-hole zomebie maggots.

    No wonder we are screwed.

    Nope. I can happily not watch him as he has annoying voice and he is not funny.

    🙄

    Candodavid
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    Knows his cars though, give him a chance if its still just big boys n toys i’ll turn it off

    Premier Icon craig5
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    What a load of toss. They killed it

    pondo
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    Flippin brilliant – funny, smart, full of new ideas. My day has been made. 😀

    hora
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    Hes passed his best and he was terrible on the car bit in tfi.

    Jesus the BBC management dont have a clue. They should have shelved it for a year.

    Premier Icon TP
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    It was definitely time for a change, it had become stale with only a fraction of the episodes hitting its old heights. Hopefully this is the right change.

    Premier Icon just5minutes
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    Awesome. He’s got a net worth in excess of £100m, owns a car worth £12m, gets paid close to £3/4m a year or £1000 an HOUR for radio 2, and has now picked up another £mm contract paid for by the license tax fee.

    We’re absolute mugs and the BBC is far to quick to throw money at already grossly overpaid “talent”.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    full of new ideas

    Well that is to be seen. I think he can freshen up the banter and bring it up to date, but the show will still need something more and new if it is to survive beyond a couple of seasons.

    hora
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    Yes it was overdue a change but not him. Jesus.

    I said there was an ulterior motive for the TFi special. ‘To remind people’ that he once did more than radio.

    legend
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    throwing money at something that has the potential to continue to rake in much more money sounds pretty sensible to me.

    I’m assuming they’ll be changing the format, so will definitely tune in to see how it goes

    woodster
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    Chris Evans is a tedious bore seemingly always peddling his posh follies on the radio.

    I wanted Guy Martin.

    legend
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    Selling Guy Martin across the globe would require some serious sub-title skillz!

    chewkw
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    They should change the name too while they are at it …

    If they mention Top Gear I expect to see the original 3 blokes.

    Not someone who has millions and huge collection of cars …

    😡

    hora
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    You’d need a intepretator for Guy though (or subtitles)

    chewkw
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    hora – Member

    You’d need a intepretator for Guy though (or subtitles)

    He needs to speak English first coz the interpreter cannot even start to interpret unless he speak English … 😆

    legend
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    If they mention Top Gear I expect to see the original 3 blokes.

    Bit harsh on Angela Rippon that comment

    Premier Icon just5minutes
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    “throwing money at something that has the potential to continue to rake in much more money sounds pretty sensible to me.”

    Yes but that’s not the point of the BBC is it? If they want to make commercial programming they should raise their own finance and not rely on a mandatory tax on the public for working capital.

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    iolo – Member
    Replacing one arsehole with another…

    Agreed. Though I think I actually find Chris Evans more irritating

    ..Well done BBC

    I think they have done well with their choice, Evans will appeal to pretty much the same audience.

    legend
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    Yes but that’s not the point of the BBC is it? If they want to make commercial programming they should raise their own finance and not rely on a mandatory tax on the public

    Works for me. We give them money, they make shows, they sell shows, they make more money, they make more shows……

    barkm
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    Suzi Perry and Jason Plato for the others, possibly, maybe, reading between the TFI lines.
    There will definitely be a woman in the line-up, and Perry has the credentials.

    chewkw
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    legend – Member

    If they mention Top Gear I expect to see the original 3 blokes.

    Bit harsh on Angela Rippon that comment [/quote]

    She was on for two seasons so does not count.

    However, even Angela Rippon is better than that Evans bloke.

    I would watch Angela for a laugh but not that Evans bloke coz he is Not funny.

    😡

    I wanted Guy Martin.

    Having Guy Martin calling all southerners poofters would be a welcome change from Clarckson denigrating everyone who isn’t him.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    and Perry has the credentials moustache.

    She is an awful presenter.

    FunkyDunc
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    Grumble grumble grumble. Grumble… Grumble, Grumble !!

    Grumble

    dirtyrider
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    Not someone who has millions and huge collection of cars …

    you mean the 3 blokes who left right?

    legend
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    She is an awful presenter.

    I figured that the “credentials” mentioned were that she’s female

    chewkw
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    dirtyrider – Member

    Not someone who has millions and huge collection of cars …

    you mean the 3 blokes who left right? [/quote]

    They can but not that Evans bloke. I am totally, absolutely, entirely bias.

    wrecker
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    Crikey the middle classes will be flocking to watch the new one.
    It doesn’t matter, the other lot will be along shortly to steal all the old viewers.

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    He was always the replacement for Clarkson. That doesn’t mean it’ll be any good, but if they want to keep the show a farce then he’s the man.

    I miss the days when it was actually about reviewing cars, but then that was a dull show by comparison. What it became was just idiocy.

    barkm
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    She is an awful presenter.

    Agreed, but a F1, Moto GP and Gadget Show experience makes her an almost perfect candidate as they’re all vaguely the same audiences as Top Gear. Plus she’s a she.

    bikebouy
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    Wasted opportunity on boarding Evans IMO. Whilst he’ll take his R2 listeners along, most of which know who he is and what he does, the other section of his audience listen to him because local radio is tosh and the commercial radio stations are just plainly wrong. They’ll either flock like pigeons around a bag of chips or get frightened off by his “inane” grin.

    Format change or not, Top Gear it won’t be. A pale imitation ? Dunno about that. A new format constructed around the BBC’s current craze for recording everything on an iPhone, undoubtedly.

    Thing that I will not like, and sorry lads, but there will be too many Northern Accents. It’ll be the same as BBC News does now, they walk out into Salford, grab a passer by and haul them in with some “human” story. In reality we can’t understand a word they say and really there should be subtitles.

    I’ll watch the first two episodes and take it from there, 3 years though ? 3 whole years of chucking more of our License Fee into Evans already huge Bank Account ?

    It’s seriously about time either WE took over the BBC or it generates it’s own income.

    bikebouy
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    If it’s diversity in the workplace you are suggesting then shirley the disabled ought to be brought in to present too..

    Or is that a step too far I wonder..

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