Chris Evans has apologised “unreservedly” after scenes for the new Top Gear series were filmed near the Cenotaph in central London.Chris Evans has apologised “unreservedly” after scenes for the new Top Gear series were filmed near the Cenotaph in central London.
In recent times the Top Gear name has found it increasingly difficult to stay out of trouble and unwanted headlines. Their latest stunt saw new host Matt LeBlanc driving around Westminster as shooting took place for the new series of the BBC2 show. Whilst this does not sound too troublesome, the photos in the media this morning show large tyre circles left on streets surrounding the Cenotaph war memorial after the stunt.
This morning, the likeable Chris Evans addressed the issue on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Evans said he “completely understood the furore” around the photographs and admitted it had been “unwise” to film anywhere near the Cenotaph.
He said: “It doesn’t matter what actually happened, it doesn’t matter what the circumstances were that could explain this away, what is important about this is what these images look like and they look entirely disrespectful which is not and would never be the intention of the Top Gear team or Matt (LeBlanc).
“On behalf of the Top Gear team and Matt, I would like to apologise unreservedly for what these images seem to portray.
“There have been some very incendiary comments written alongside these pictures and I completely understand this furore but the Top Gear team would never ever do that.
Evans said LeBlanc had been filming in a car called the Hoonicorn alongside racing driver Ken Block and filming could continue on Monday and Tuesday.
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