Thursday 20 October 2016

Top Gear presenters to run Rings around Kerry for new show

Top Gear’s Chris Evans (PA)
Top Gear’s Chris Evans (PA)

Motoring fans and Friends addicts will have their pulses racing as Top Gear is coming to Ireland this weekend.

Presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc will be filming in Kerry in the coming days.

Speaking on his BBC Radio show this morning, Chris said he is looking forward to the Irish adventure.

"Matt and I are going to Ireland on Friday to make a couple of Top Gear films that will be combined," Chris said.

"We're thinking of going to the Dingle area."

Evans spoke to his newsreader, who is from Ireland, about where to visit and asked her about Dingle.

"It's beautiful, wonderful food, lovely pubs," she said.

"We won't have time for any of that," he replied,

"Technically we'll be working. We'll try and eke out some time for a bit of socialising."


Evans also mentioned visiting the neighbouring village of Killorglin and asked about driving further south along the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.

"We don't want to go inland, we want to go on the coast road," he said.

"It's better for shots."

2FM's Tracy Clifford first picked up Evans' revelation and asked listeners for recommendations for the team during their trip.

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that the new series will be streamed internationally and it will premiere on BBC One in May.

Meanwhile, Matt LeBlanc has addressed rumours suggesting he has fallen out with his co-host.

The Friends star insisted that despite reports suggesting the pair's relationship has broken down following a disastrous Cenotaph stunt, they are still "pals".

The actor tweeted: "I'm at war with @chrisevans? That's funny, I thought we were pals."

So far, Chris has not commented on the matter.

It was reported that the radio host blamed the former Friends actor for it turning the stunt into a PR disaster.

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