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Why the new Top Gear hosts are rubbish

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So I've been on holiday in Ukraine visiting Chernyobl and Pripyat (it was lovely by the way) for the past week and had a really good time. I woke up this morning to see news about a new set of Top Gear presenters.

So I opened up my news app on my phone and saw that Chris Harris will be joined by Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness. An unlikely trio, that's for sure.

After Chris Evans ruined the first series of Top Gear without Clarkson, Hammond and May, everything was a bit stale. The BBC tried the rebooted series with a presenter line up that was far too big and confusing for its own good, and when Chris Evans left, it got better.

I am not a fan of Chris Evans in the slightest. I've never liked Chris Evans for many reasons which include his irritating voice, how he treats people behind the scenes and that he constantly shouts about everything. That left Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid as lead presenters. Those three were good as a trio after a while and it's shame that Matt LeBlanc had to jump ship before the trio could mature as a presenting team and develop genuine chemistry.

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Now we still have Chris Harris and he is now joined by a cricket player and an Irish idiot. Paddy McGuinness is one of my least favourite TV personalities. He is probably best known for a TV show called Take Me Out which is basically TV's version of Hot or Not. McGuinness also has a weird, untrustworthy look to him which creeps me out a little. I'm not sure if he likes cars or not but the BBC must have been desperate to hire him.

I have no direct opinion on Freddie Flintoff but he seems better than McGuinness. At the end of the day, he plays cricket; a sport I do not follow. My opinion on Chris Harris remains the same as it always has; he seems like a nice, genuine bloke who can combine driving talent and presenting talent. So much so, Amazon should have hired him as their racing driver instead of Mike Skinner in Series 1 of The Grand Tour.

So, who would I have presenting Top Gear? Well, I'd keep Chris Harris for a start as he genuinely knows what he's doing. Second host, I'd go for someone like Tom Hiddleston. He'd bring in the celeb appeal but he also seems quite into his cars. And for the third Host, I'd go for someone with technical know-how, but without being too geeky about it. Someone like Guy Martin would be perfect.

What do you think?

I'm unsure whether this new trio will work out for both Top Gear and the BBC but we're interested in what you think.

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Comments (8)
  • I'd have kept Chris, kept Rory, and brought in someone from series 1 of the reboot:

    Jenson Button

    1 month ago
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    • I like the keeping Chris and Rory, but I don't Jensen Button would be a good choice. He's a bit too slick. I can't see the self-deprocating humor sitting well with him. Part of...

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  • I disagree. I don't want ANY celeb appeal in TG. Striving for celeb appeal is partly what killed post-Clarkson TG.

    1 month ago
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    • The BBC seems to be forgetting that Clarkson and May were car magazine journalists, and Hammond had presented two series on Men and Motors, before they became Top Gear presenters.

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    • I think the BBC have just completely lost the plot!

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