It is no secret that last year’s Top Gear reboot wasn’t very well received by fans ...
It is no secret that last year’s Top Gear reboot wasn’t very well received by fans of the original series for the most part.
Before The Grand Tour reunited Jeremy Clarkson, Hammond and May, the thought of watching the BBC motoring program without them was unthinkable. And given its negative reception, and you couldn’t help but wonder what they thought of the new show, given that they hosted Top Gear for over the decade.
Many have asked that question, one the three blokes usually avoided, until now that is. During the recent Q&A session to promote their new social media website DriveTribe, and one audience member inevitably asked for their opinion on the last year’s ill-fated season of Top Gear (at the 20:55 mark).
Specifically, they asked how much they laughed at its poor reception and Evans’ departure. The trio’s response was surprisingly solemn.
Clarkson and Richard Hammond described the show as their baby that was incredibly precious. It is evident they were reluctant to let go of it, yet they still wanted it to be the success.
There was no willing them to fail, none of that, Richard Hammond responded. A lot of that was attributed to us, and sometimes unfairly because in what way does that advantage us? It doesn’t.
Anything that keeps vehicle shows hot and current and popular is in our favor, he concluded. Adding to this, May said how it gives them a chance to watch the car show without them hosting it, before arguing that people read more than one genre of magazine, eat more than one type of food. Surely, then, you can watch more than one car show. We think he has the point.
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