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View Poll Results: Is Top Gear UK finished?
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It's a publicity stunt. 1 votes (5.56%)
No. the BBC will pardon him, again. 9 votes (50.00%)
Yes. Jeremy will move on to start his own show. 3 votes (16.67%)
Yes. Clarkson's career is basically over. 1 votes (5.56%)
No. They'll get a new presenter to replace him. 2 votes (11.11%)
No. They'll scrap all the presenters and get 3 new ones. 2 votes (11.11%)
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I want them to drop a Veyron on a Veyron.

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Aug 7, 2015, 12:04 PM
 
They should build their own space shuttle, launch into space, then return and attempt to land on a Veyron that has valuable paintings in it THEN coast the whole lot into a piano. And everything is aflame with whale oil.

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Shuttle needs a Confederate flag on the roof.
     
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Aug 7, 2015, 12:26 PM
 
Of course!
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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Except of course, it's not satire.
Zero ****s given. I'm simply overjoyed that the "progressive" Left will no longer be in control of their show.
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Aug 8, 2015, 02:13 PM
 
Less fantasy. More real cars. With this new budget they will be able to thoroughly road test the important cars that we all want to know about. Vauxhall Adam's, Kia Picante's etc. We need to know turning circles, mpg, boot space etc and with this budget we should be able to get just that.
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Aug 8, 2015, 02:59 PM
 
turning circles, mpg, boot space etc
Heh. Nope. Though I'm sure they'll blow up quite a few of those. Woohoo!
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Also. Just how many pianos can a Ferrari roof withstand. It's all useful info.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Zero ****s given. I'm simply overjoyed that the "progressive" Left will no longer be in control of their show.
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Funny. My RA is flaring more than normal, but otherwise I'm the same a$$hole I've always been.
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Jan 11, 2016, 08:05 PM
 
After rumors just before Christmas, it seems that the new co-hosts of Top Gear really will be Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and David Coulthard. I'm really, really excited about this, I am a big fan of Harris's videos and I found the Top Gear episodes involving Sabine Schmitz very entertaining.
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Jan 11, 2016, 11:23 PM
 
Hell yes, Harris! He's the only reason I'd watch it.
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She's hot.
     
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Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
She's hot.
And fast on four wheels.
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Jan 12, 2016, 05:11 PM
 
Coulthard will be doing the F1 races with Channel 4 next year, so it looks like he won't be doing TG. David Coulthard gets Channel 4 Formula 1 television role - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

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Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
She's hot.
Yeah, whatever. Harris on Top Gear!
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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Coulthard will be doing the F1 races with Channel 4 next year, so it looks like he won't be doing TG. David Coulthard gets Channel 4 Formula 1 television role - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
This report claims Coulthard will just be a “regular on the show”. The two gigs don't seem mutually exclusive.

By the way, there is more smoke: according to the racing team for which Sabine Schmitz races, she is filming for Top Gear in California and probably can't make the race.. Now we just need confirmation that Harris is really doing this … I was really hoping he'd be part of the relaunch.
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Monkey won't say anything about it, so I guess that in itself is saying something.
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Monkey won't say anything about it, so I guess that in itself is saying something.
No hints on Twitter — except for a recent visit to the dentist …
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BBC has announced that Matt Leblanc, who was on some TV series a while back, will be co-presenter with Evans. They haven't officially confirmed Sabine Schmitz, but it seems highly likely that she's the third.
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and Chris Harris closed up his Patreon account, due to a claimed conflict of interest, so he's still a possibility too.
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Huh, where did Matt LeBlanc come from? And I'm still waiting for confirmation that Chris Harris is involved. All signs point to it (including the lack of uploads to his channel), but still I'd like to know for sure.
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They forgot to ask him if he was still stuck in second gear.
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Matt is a good choice - he's likable, likes cars, appeared on the real Top Gear at one time... but I won't watch, it's just not Top Gear without the three stooges.
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Matt is a good choice - he's likable, likes cars, appeared on the real Top Gear at one time... but I won't watch, it's just not Top Gear without the three stooges.
But that doesn't mean it'll be worse
Change is a fact of life, and quite literally the worst that can happen is that we get another good car show out of it.
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But that doesn't mean it'll be worse
Change is a fact of life, and quite literally the worst that can happen is that we get another good car show out of it.
True. It may blow our minds. But no.
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Matt is a good choice - he's likable, likes cars, appeared on the real Top Gear at one time... but I won't watch, it's just not Top Gear without the three stooges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mhMqOZ-Ho

He was the fastest guy for a while, and actually came back again to set a time when they got their new car.
     
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mhMqOZ-Ho

He was the fastest guy for a while, and actually came back again to set a time when they got their new car.
Cool - missed that one.
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Surely another good car show is the best that can happen?

Whats taking Clarkson and Amazon so long anyway? For all that money you'd think he'd have to work faster.
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Good news everyone (or at least those of us who like Chris Harris)!

I came across this photo on Chris Evan's Twitter page, have a look on the left side, two seats down from Evans:
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Amazing, I'm quite curious to see what the concept of the show will be. The pedigree is there at least.
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I'd wager it will go back the way it was before Clarkson reinvented it review-wise except they'll keep the test track and the Stig.
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Boring reviews of boring cars? No way. They know they have to go bigger and better and with more hosts they can do more reviews in more places and more challenges. I can't wait.
     
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I'm afraid he's right, I see this going to the Fifth Gear formula, especially given whom they've hired. It'll be big on factual reviews and very low on shenanigans. I'll watch Harris review sports cars, for sure, because he's the best, but this won't be anything like Clarkson's Top Gear.
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I think we should be giving them the benefit of the doubt. It's clear that they will not (and should not!) just try and perpetuate the concept of Top Gear during the Clarkson years. And I reckon it'll take them a season or two settle in.

Honestly, in recent years, I found Clarkson's, May's and Hammond's “shenanigans” a bit repetitive and boring — a little too much reality TV and too little focus on cars. Just make the car the star of the series, and I think you have a solid car show.
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I have no doubt it'll be entertaining, if you're a car person, but Top Gear was a phenomenon because it attracted people who weren't. As I said, I'll watch it for Harris' reviews because I've followed him for years, he's the kitty's titties for hooning, but I hope they aren't expecting an audience that's anywhere close to the size Clarkson, May, and Hammond drew in.

The best Harris video:

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It would be a waste of buying the format if they didn't try but I don't see it working without someone who can emulate Clarkson's mix of sarcasm, ego and controversy. What they don't want is someone who has to get approval for every joke or comment about a new car from BBC legal. Clarkson could say what he wanted about cars because he has years of industry clout built up. None of the new guys can do that.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
It would be a waste of buying the format if they didn't try but I don't see it working without someone who can emulate Clarkson's mix of sarcasm, ego and controversy.
Sounds just like Chris Evans to me. He may have toned it down a bit in recent years but (having worked briefly with him in the past) he's got all three of those qualities in spades.
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I think we are more likely to get the blander, Radio 2 Evans than the TFI Friday version. I sense the BBC are looking to avoid controversy at all costs at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
It would be a waste of buying the format if they didn't try but I don't see it working without someone who can emulate Clarkson's mix of sarcasm, ego and controversy.
At least from my perspective, the controversy aspect is limited more to Britain where people are aware of the BBC and where the British tabloids are looking for a story. Outside of the UK we don't see him in the news, we don't see his articles or books, just his character on Top Gear.
     
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None of the new guys can do that.
Why don't we all wait for the first season and see what it's like? I don't even think it is smart to try and continue the show using the exact same recipe, so some people won't like it because their favorite 3 characters aren't part of it. Judging by the line-up (the numbers and types of presenters), the concept will surely be different.
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...but I don't see it working without someone who can emulate Clarkson's mix of sarcasm, ego and controversy.
The Donald™ ? (except for the sarcasm)
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The Donald™ ? (except for the sarcasm)
The sarcasm is the main bit really. Clarkson really does have a great wit and a truly spectacular delivery.

Trump is all ego with no charisma. He's a disgusting, greedy, tasteless, classless asshole. There is a nasty, slobbery Jabba the Hutt quality to him.
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The producer has quit, the series has been cut down to 6 episodes Top Gear producer quit show over Chris Evans' tyrannical behaviour, sources claim - Telegraph

TV chef and petrolhead James Martin has quit his BBC Saturday morning cooking show because he got declined as a TG presenter James Martin quit Saturday Kitchen after BBC bosses ‘blocked’ him from Top Gear job | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Daily Express


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The producer has quit, the series has been cut down to 6 episodes Top Gear producer quit show over Chris Evans' tyrannical behaviour, sources claim - Telegraph
That doesn't bode well.
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TV chef and petrolhead James Martin has quit his BBC Saturday morning cooking show because he got declined as a TG presenter James Martin quit Saturday Kitchen after BBC bosses ‘blocked’ him from Top Gear job | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Daily Express
I don't get what the story here is supposed to be: he didn't get one job, so he quit another? Unlike the first story, I don't see how this is an indication of how things are going in Top Gear land.
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I've heard tales of Evans being very impressed with himself, this doesn't surprise me at all.
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I don't get what the story here is supposed to be: he didn't get one job, so he quit another? Unlike the first story, I don't see how this is an indication of how things are going in Top Gear land.
More of an indication of the BBC land than Top Gear land. Between what happened with Clarkson, new TG going tits up, and the Jimmy Savile case now resulting in Tony Blackburn being sacked because his version of events is different to theirs for something that happened in 1971, things are not good at BBC Towers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35677063

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Apparently, Top Gear will be on Netflix, woot!!
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