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3rd episode they tried to keep Evans out of the spotlight.

Matt introduced all the videos and got a jab in on Evans right at the opening. There was even a bit where Evans had a paper bag on his head and said nothing, I must say that was his best work of the season :D

The producers know what's going on.
 

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If they just got rid of Evans and kept everything else the same it would be a quite a bit better (but not appointment viewing like the Clarkson/Hammond/May version)

They showed the entire R8 lap of Leguna Seca on the 'after show' Extra Gear, and he was even more annoying in that (which I didn't think was possible)
 

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The problem with Evans is he will never be able to drive cars.

Did you see Harris drifting that Ferrari at Paul Ricard? Evans would have put it into the wall which would be impressive given the massive amounts of run off traps :p

He will forever be the captain slow of the show, destined to be the butt of the jokes and the worst driver. I just don't think his ego could handle that.
 

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The problem with Evans is he will never be able to drive cars.

Did you see Harris drifting that Ferrari at Paul Ricard? Evans would have put it into the wall which would be impressive given the massive amounts of run off traps :p

He will forever be the captain slow of the show, destined to be the butt of the jokes and the worst driver. I just don't think his ego could handle that.
Even Capt Slow could drive though, he did alot of work during his time on TG
 

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Chris Evans has resigned from hosting Top Gear

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36707266
Chris Evans has announced he is leaving his role as a presenter on Top Gear after one series.

He tweeted: "Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough.

"I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause.

His resignation comes after falling ratings for the show - which hit a series low on Sunday night, with an average of 1.9 million viewers.
 

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Shows ok I'll keep watching, but Evans was very annoying ( he's got good head for radio) glad he's gone, they also need to trim/cut the stars in a rally car segment too long and awful awful awful, I usually skip that altogether
 

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I said if Evans stepped down I would give him the respect he deserves for making the right decision.

Good on him. No need to say anything more negative, he has accepted responsibility and now it is up to the others to lift the show up back. They need to write jokes and get people laughing. All these car reviews are really obtrusive unlike with the old crew where they could slot them in with a stack of jokes so you didn't even really notice it was a boring old car review that cost them nothing except the filming time and getting the car on loan.
 

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Poor Flop Gear just can't take a trip.
New series was shown in Sydney and Brisbane last night and bombed.So as of next week it's been boned to GO.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2016/07/bumped-top-gear-3.html
Was my first watch of the new format. I actually think LeBlanc was equally bad as host, just far too slow and his dim humour doesn't work at all. The holy trinity were all fairly quick witted thinkers and jokers. For moments I actually thought LeBlanc slipped back in to character as Joey.

Whatever happens it must bring back 3 hosts to bounce off each other and also talk sh*t about whichever one happens to not be present at the time.
 

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Was my first watch of the new format. I actually think LeBlanc was equally bad as host, just far too slow and his dim humour doesn't work at all. The holy trinity were all fairly quick witted thinkers and jokers. For moments I actually thought LeBlanc slipped back in to character as Joey.

Whatever happens it must bring back 3 hosts to bounce off each other and also talk sh*t about whichever one happens to not be present at the time.
I think all the various Top Gear incarnations around the world have shown it's really the presenters, not the format that made TG what it was. US Top Gear, Aus Top Gear and new Top Gear are all apocalyptically sh*t.

The DHL Box Challenge was quite entertaining though!
 

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Agree it was the hosts that made it special, but with LeBlanc they're barking up the wrong tree, and Evans is an annoying and poor imitation of the original trifecta.
 

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I'm actually enjoying the new set of presenters.

The DB11 film from the 2nd episode was really enjoyable
 

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