The return of Top Gear hosted by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc brought with its fair share of first show criticism and problems. Personally I found it rather refreshing, if Chris Evans needs to calm down a bit. The Radio 2 host has played down his rivalry with his predecessor, Jeremy Clarkson, though, commenting:
“This whole competition thing is hilarious, it’s not just me being a diplomat, TV is not competitive any more, it’s only us old people who think you have to watch things when they are on. Linear broadcasting is going out of the window, and Clarkson’s show isn’t on a linear broadcaster anyway“.
“They do what they do and we do what we do, which is some of what they used to do [on Top Gear],” he said. “We would be stupid to throw away the masterpieces and formats and production values that they brought to the table. If you inherit an old building, like a castle or something, you don’t knock it down, you say where does it leak and you fix it. Basically we put a glass roof on it”.